Update: Rebekah Brooks and husband among six arrested in News International phone-hacking probe

REBEKAH Brooks and her husband were today among six people held in the latest phone hacking arrests.

The new arrests were made at addresses in London, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

Police said all six - five men and one woman - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Searches were also being carried out at a number of addresses.

Mrs Brooks, 43, and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie, 49, were arrested at her Oxfordshire home in a series of dawn raids by Metropolitan Police officers.

They are being interviewed at a Buckinghamshire police station.

Officers said the four other men - aged 39, 46, 38 and 48 - were arrested in raids in Hampshire, west London, Hertfordshire and east London.

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A Scotland Yard statement said: “The co-ordinated arrests were made between approximately 5am and 7am this morning by officers from Operation Weeting, the MPS inquiry into the phone hacking of voicemail boxes.

“All six - five men and one woman - were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.

“A number of addresses connected to the arrests are being searched. Today’s operation follows consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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