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News Corp. Computer-Hacking Probe Triggers New Arrest in London

London police investigating computer hacking and the use of stolen mobile phones by News Corp. (NWSA) tabloid journalists arrested a 28-year-old man today.

The man, who wasn’t identified, was detained “by appointment” after arriving for an interview at a south London police station, the Metropolitan Police Service said today in a statement. The man was later released on bail, it said.

Police investigating bribery of public officials by News Corp.’s best-selling Sun tabloid in Britain arrested a 31-year- old prison officer today on suspicion of corruption. Parallel probes into phone hacking, computer hacking and bribery have led to the arrests of more than 80 people since January 2011.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Larson in London at elarson4@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net

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