It says about itself:
9 April 2011
silences her. This was in front of a select committee in March, 2003.
“We have paid the police for information in the past.”
From daily The Guardian in Britain:
Rebekah Brooks among six arrested in phone-hacking investigation
Former Sun editor held by Operation Weeting detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Vikram Dodd and Josh Halliday
Tuesday 13 March 2012 11.00 GMT
Rebekah Brooks is among six people arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, as part of the investigation into phone hacking.
The former News International chief executive was arrested at her home in Oxfordshire by detectives from Operation Weeting. Sources also said that her husband, racehorse trainer Charlie Brooks, was arrested.
The Metropolitan police refused to confirm the names of those arrested, but said that a 43-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man had been held. News International and the lawyer for Brooks declined to comment on the reports.
This morning’s arrests took place between 5am and 7am at addresses in London, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire. …
Brooks was also previously arrested on 17 July last year on appointment at a London police station on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
The former Sun and News of the World editor was held in the summer 48 hours after she resigned as News International‘s chief executive.
Rebekah Brooks became editor of the News of the World in 2000, before moving to the same position at the Sun in 2003. A close confident of Rupert Murdoch in her time at the titles, she was elevated to become chief executive at News International in 2009, until she was forced to resign in July of last year as hacking allegations mounted in the wake of the revelation that a phone belonging to missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler was targeted.
Both Rebekah and Charlie Brooks are close Oxfordshire neighbours of David Cameron. Their friendship with the prime minister came under fresh scrutiny recently after Cameron admitted he did ride a retired police horse lent to Rebekah Brooks by Scotland Yard in 2008. Cameron described his fellow Old Etonian Charlie Brooks as “a friend of mine of 30 years’ standing“, but attempted to draw a line under the so-called “Horsegate” saga when he said he had not been riding with Brooks since the 2010 election.
From the Financial Times in Britain:
Two senior reporters at The Sun have apparently attempted to commit suicide as the police intensify their scrutiny of alleged illegal journalistic practices at News International.
Five UK phone hacking defendants, including Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, lose bid to block their prosecutions: here.
- Brooks phone hacking trial in September (bigpondnews.com)
- You: Rebekah Brooks to appear in court (guardian.co.uk)
- Murdoch’s News International changes name to ‘News UK’ (news.in.msn.com)