Phone hacking scam: Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks arrested

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London, Jul 17: British police has reportedly arrested former CEO of News International Corp. Rebekah Brooks in connection with the phone-hacking scandal, which lead to the shut down of the tabloid News of The World.

Media reported that Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday, Jul 17 noon by an appointment at a London police station and was being interrogated by the officials. Brooks was the Editor in Chief of the News of The World when the phone hacking scandal happened.

Earlier on Friday, Brooks resigned as News International's CEO following the allegations that police officers were bribed to leak sensitive information.

Rival newspapers unearthed foul plays of News of The World and revealed that the people whose phones were hacked for information included the murdered teenager Milly Dowler, and families of July 7 London bombing victims and kin of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When the scandal rocked United Kingdom and British Parliament, Rupert Murdoch announced that he was shutting down the 168-year-old tabloid, which was the the UK"s largest Sunday selling newspaper. On Jul 10, News of The World published its last edition.

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