Rebekah Brooks, former editor of the News of the World, has been arrested along with five others on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
Brooks was arrested at dawn at her home along with her husband, Charlie, and is currently being interviewed at a local police station whilst her home is searched.
The arrests are the latest development in the long running phone hacking investigation in which it is alleged sections of the media were engaged in the illicit interception of voicemail.
Brooks arrest follows that of the News of the World’s former assistant editor, Neville Thurlbeck, former chief reporter; Neil Wallis and Stuart Kuttner, the former managing editor.
A total of 23 people have now been arrested since Operation Weeting began.