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Six ex-NOTW journalists arrested in phone hacking inquiry, including two from The Sun

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By Ishbel Macleod | PR and social media consultant

February 13, 2013 | 1 min read

Six former News of the World journalists, including two who now work for The Sun, have been arrested in relation to phone hacking allegations, the Metropolitan police have said.

The police said in a statement that it has identified a further suspected conspiracy to intercept voicemail messages, which was carried out by three men and three women.

According to the Guardian, the arrests were of a 46-year-old man in Wandsworth, a 45-year-old man in Wandsworth, a 39-year-old man in Greenwich, a 39-year-old woman in Cheshire, a 33-year-old woman in Islington and a 40-year-old woman in Lambeth.

The Met has said that this forms "part of the new lines of inquiry", and none of those who have been arrested have been arrested in the previous operation.

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