Former aide to UK PM arrested in phone hacking case

Fri Jul 8, 2011 6:19am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Coulson, the British prime minister's former communications chief, has been arrested by detectives investigating allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, police said on Friday.

Coulson, who edited the News of the World from 2003 to 2007, has been arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and suspicion of corruption at a police station in south London.

(Reporting by Keith Weir)