Woman arrested in UK phone hacking scandal
Summary of story from BBC News, January 6, 2012
A former executive assistant to ex-News of the Word editor Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating phone hacking (see WVoN coverage).
Scotland Yard said a 47-year-old woman was arrested in Essex on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The BBC understands she is Cheryl Carter.
The woman is the 17th person to be arrested as part of Operation Weeting, the inquiry by the Metropolitan police into phone hacking.
The BBC understands Ms Carter worked for Mrs Brooks, ex-News of the Word (NoW) managing editor Stuart Kuttner, and former NoW deputy editor Neil Wallis.
Ms Carter’s three former bosses have all been arrested themselves during the investigation, as well as ex-Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson.