Wednesday 21 March 2018

PA to Rebekah Brooks arrested by detectives investigating NOTW hacking

Tom Morgan

A FORMER personal assistant for Rebekah Brooks was arrested today by detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World.

Cheryl Carter, 47, was named by several sources as the latest suspect to be questioned by Scotland Yard's Operation Weeting squad.

Ms Carter left News International in July after 19 years working for Ms Brooks, the company's former chief executive. She also worked for the Sun as a beauty editor.

She is being questioned at a police station in Essex on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Detectives are understood to be investigating allegations that emails were destroyed at the company before evidence was handed over to the Metropolitan Police.

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