Former ‘News of the World’ Editor to be Arrested

July 7th, 2011 at 9:58 pm | 1 Comment |

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The Huffington Post reports:

Former-News of the World Editor Andy Coulson is to be arrested on Friday morning, reported The Guardian, over suspicions that he played a direct role in the phone hacking scandal that has brought down the paper.

The Guardian has also said that a second arrest will be made in the next few days, but would not reveal the name for fear of compromising an ongoing police investigation.

Coulson was reportedly contacted by police on Thursday and asked to turn himself in to a police station in London on Friday, where he will be formally questioned. It is thought that Coulson will be released on bail.

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  • Bunker555

    To put this in perspective, please read.

    http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/07/cameron-coulson-hacking

    That has been Number 10′s default response to the phone hacking scandal. Cameron was intensely relaxed about it until recently for the simple reason that ordinary voters didn’t really know what it was all about. The Downing St switchboard was not lighting up with complaints about Andy Coulson. That reinforced the prime minister’s feeling that the whole thing was a Labour ploy to damage him, using Coulson’s reputation as the weapon. That brought out Cameron’s mulish side. He calculated that the political risk involved in keeping Coulson on board for so long was smaller than the risk of being seen to capitulate to a lefty plot.

    Gordon Brown: I’d still be PM if hacking claims had been aired earlier
    Former PM believes he could still be in No 10 if new allegations relating to Andy Coulson had emerged before the election