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A 47-year-old woman was arrested at an address in Essex this morning by cops investigating allegations of phone hacking by people working for the now-defunct Sunday tabloid News of the World. The unnamed woman is the 17th person to be cuffed by Scotland Yard cops working on Operation Weeting. The suspect "was arrested at …


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  1. nsld
    Black Helicopters

    a distinct lack

    of plod being arrested in this investigation.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re : a distinct lack

      How many police arrests would make you happy? Try not to say "All of them." That'd be pathetic.

      1. nsld

        More than 1 would be a start, it does appear to be the investigation into the payment of police officers for information is aimed more at the payer than the recipient.

        I would expect some early retirements of senior officers before any real arrests happen

      2. Dave 15

        Would all be that bad?

        Those coppers that aren't 'on the make' are usually to be found in Mercedes based camera vans checking speeds on motorways and dual carriageways.

        I'm sorry, but if I am totally honest its donkeys years since the police have done anything useful. They seem to spend their time raising revenue for themselves or the government or beating news paper sales men to death.

        If there was EVER a plod in my village stopping the boy racers, mums late on the school run or the angry fathers doing 70+mph past the school gates at 8:30 it would be a start.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Weeting cops"

    For a moment there I wonderd if "weeting" was some new euphemism that I hadn't come across before, illicitly indulged in by the boys & girls in blue... Just the way my mind works, I suppose.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Damnit, too old to be Rebekah Brooks/Wade...

    1. Paul Dx
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      BBC reports that it's her PA. Is the noose tightening ?

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      1. Red Bren

        A face that herd?

        Are you suggesting there's something bovine about her?

        1. Oliver Mayes

          Wrong person, the woman with the herd face was from the Moos of the World.

          1. Red Bren

            @Norfolk 'n' Goode

            There's nothing* worse than an author pulling a comment after other commentards have posted witty replies! Oliver and I SLAVED over these gems and you've heartlessly orphaned them. Where is your Christmas spirit?

            * apart from most bad things!

    3. Wyrdness

      They arrested her in July, or had you forgotten that?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Yes, I'd forgotten.

        But nothing wrong with hoping that this time they'd make it stick.

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  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The only good hacker is dead or in prison

    Come on down to the Iron Bar Hotel.

  6. chris lively

    Why bother

    17 arrests but no charges have been filed on any of them?

    Yet another complete and total waste of time.

    1. Steve Foster

      Well, Plod have to make sure there's no chance of any of the "suspects" landing Plod in it, don't they...

      Cynical, moi?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    laptop + phone

    What I want to know is what happened with the laptop and phone

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