(Matt Dunham/AP)London police have made another arrest in their investigation into past criminal activity at Rupert Murdoch's British papers.
Stuart Kuttner, a former managing editor at the recently shuttered News of the World, was arrested Tuesday on allegations of phone-hacking and bribing police, reports the UK Guardian's Amelia Hill. She describes the 71-year-old as the "public face of the News of the World and its most vocal public defender for 22 years."
Kuttner is the latest News of the World veteran to fall into the London police's ongoing probe of phone-hacking activity at the paper. The long-simmering scandal exploded a month ago when the Guardian reported that a murdered 13-year-old girl, the families of terrorist victims, and Iraq and Afghanistan war vets all were targeted for illegal phone hacks at the lurid tabloid. In the ensuing public uproar, the paper's parent company, Murdoch's News Corporation, shut it down.Read More »from Another arrest in phone-hacking investigation as police zoom in on former managing editor