Two suspects re-bailed in hacking probe

Two suspects in Scotland Yard’s phone-hacking inquiry have been given bail again.

Rebekah Brooks’ former PA Cheryl Carter and sports journalist Raoul Simons are both understood to have reported back to police stations on Friday last week.

Simons was originally questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemails in September last year, while Carter was held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in January.

Simons, a former Evening Standard reporter, became deputy football editor of The Times in August 2009 but went on extended leave in September 2010. He will answer bail again in May.

Carter, who also wrote a beauty column in the Sun, left News International last year after 19 years with the company. She was re-bailed until a date in April.

Police have made a total of 46 arrests in connection with inquiries into hacking and corruption under three Scotland Yard operations, Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta.

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