Tuleta hacking probe officers arrest 51-year-old journalist

A journalist has been arrested by officers investigating the use of data from stolen mobile phones.

The 51-year-old man was detained by Metropolitan Police detectives after attending a central London police station by appointment at 10am today on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

The man has been named by the BBC as Sun chief foreign corresondent Nick Parker, who has already been arrested and questioned as part of the Elveden investigation.

He is the eighth person to be arrested as part of Operation Tuleta, the probe into alleged computer hacking and wider privacy offences.

This is linked to the Met's investigation into newspaper phone hacking, Operation Weeting.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The arrest relates to a suspected conspiracy involving the gathering of data from stolen mobile phones and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately."

On 19 July, Sun journalists Rhodri Phillips was arrested and questioned by officers working on Tuleta on suspicion of handling stolen goods apparently in connection with a tip-off involving an MPs' missing mobile phone.

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