First person arrested by Operation Tuleta hacking inquiry

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Image caption The computer hacking inquiry is running parallel to the ongoing phone-hacking inquiry

A 52-year-old man has been arrested by Metropolitan Police officers investigating computer hacking.

He was arrested in Milton Keynes on Thursday, on suspicion of offences under the Computer Misuse Act.

He has been released on police bail until early December.

This is the first arrest under Operation Tuleta, which is investigating privacy intrusions not covered by the phone-hacking inquiry Operation Weeting.

Tuleta was launched over the summer after a "scoping exercise" into allegations surrounding the use of private detectives.

Officers working on the inquiry have been reporting to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, who heads the inquiry into mobile phone interceptions at the News of the World.

Police have already made a number of arrests in the phone-hacking investigation.

These include Rebekah Brooks, who resigned as head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper wing, News International, and former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.

The scandal prompted the government to establish the Leveson inquiry into media standards, which started hearing testimony from witnesses this week.

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