UK police arrest man over hacking allegations

British police have made a new arrest in their investigation of phone hacking and police bribery at defunct tabloid News of the World.

The Metropolitan Police said a 71-year-old man was arrested by appointment Tuesday morning at a London police station.

He is in custody and being questioned on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption.

Detectives investigating claims the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper illegally eavesdropped on the phone massages of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims have previously arrested several former executives at his News Corp. including British newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks.

All have been released on bail and no one has yet been charged.

(This version corrects age in light of new information from police.)