17 Jul '11, 5pm

Rebekah Brooks arrested as Murdoch woes grow

LONDON: Britain's top police officer resigned Sunday and Rupert Murdoch's former aide Rebekah Brooks was arrested as the phone hacking scandal finally tore into the heart of the British establishment. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson said he was quitting due to speculation about his links to Murdoch's empire and the force's botched investigation into hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. His shock announcement came just hours after police arrested Brooks -- who resigned on Friday as head of News International, Murdoch's British newspaper arm -- on suspicion of phone-hacking and bribing police. "I have taken this decision as a consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations relating to the Met's links with News International at a senior level," Stephenson said in a hastily arranged televised statement. Stephenson was linked to former N...

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