Four More News Corp Reporters Arrested

Opening a new phase in the investigation that began with allegations of voicemail hacking by reporters for the now defunct London tabloid News of the World , police on Saturday arrest four current and former reporters for the Sun , another London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. A serving police officer was also arrested as Scotland Yard expanded its investigation into allegations that police had accepted bribes for information used in Sun exposés. Those arrested included the newspaper's executive editor, Fergus Shanahan and former managing editor Graham Dudman. In a surprise early-morning raid at News International's headquarters in the Wapping area of east London, police searched offices and carted away potential evidence. News Corp released a statement saying that it was "proactively" cooperating with police and suggested that it had provided relevant information that led to Saturday's arrests. Tom Mockridge, CEO of News Corp's U.K. unit News International, said in an email to staff that the company "is confronting past mistakes and is making fundamental changes about how we operate which are essential for our business." For its part Scotland Yard said that its action was "the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's management and standards committee" and "relates to suspected payments to police officers and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately."

30/01/2012


Contactmusic

Tags: Rupert Murdoch

Advertisement

More Rupert Murdoch

"Old Fashioned?" Rupert Murdoch Hints at U-Turn on Page 3 Girls

Page 3 girls could be replaced by 'beautiful young woman in fashionable clothes' after Rupert Murdoch called his own creation "old-fashioned". The founder of The...

George Clooney Going after News Corp with Phone Hacking Movie

Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about...

Malorie Blackman Fights Back After Inaccurate Headline Incites Racist Abuse

The children's laureate Malorie Blackman says she will not let "haters" silence her after an inaccurate headline on Sky News led to the author receiving...

Sky Buy Up The Production Company Behind Benefits Street And The Great British Bake Off

BSkyB has made a significant purchase, prising independent company Love Productions from the grasp of terrestrial TV channels.The deal sees BSkyB own a 70% stake...

Advertisement

Jennifer Lawrence Stuns In Blue Velvet At The World Premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - Part 4

Jennifer Lawrence looked breath-taking in blue velvet at the world premiere of 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' held at the Jacob Javits Center in New...

The Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces Of All Time

It’s been great to see Elin Nordegren has finally been moving on since her 2010 split with golf pro Tiger Woods. Nordegren has recently been...

Wendi Deng Murdoch Besotted With Tony Blair?

Wendi Deng Murdoch, the former wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, was seemingly infatuated with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In a love letter...

Rupert Murdoch And Third Wife Reach Divorce Settlement

Rupert Murdoch and his third wife Wendi Deng have finally come to a settlement on their divorce.The pair officially ended their 14 year marriage in...

Advertisement

Comments

Rupert Murdoch Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Rupert Murdoch

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All