British police arrest former Murdoch aide Rebekah Brooks: report

LONDON Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:13am EDT

Chief Executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, listens to speeches during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, northern England in this October 6, 2009, file photo. REUTERS/Phil Noble

Chief Executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, listens to speeches during the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, northern England in this October 6, 2009, file photo.

Credit: Reuters/Phil Noble

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LONDON (Reuters) - Police have arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News Corp's British newspaper arm News International, Sky News reported on Sunday.

British police confirmed they had arrested a 43-year-old woman over phone hacking allegations, but did not give a name.

Brooks, 43, resigned over phone hacking allegations at News International's News of the World newspaper, of which she was once editor.

(Reporting by Mohammed Abbas)

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