Operation Tuleta: Former PI held in computer hacking probe

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Image caption The man became the 21st person arrested as part of Operation Tuleta

A retired private investigator has been arrested by police investigating computer hacking and other privacy breaches.

The 58-year-old man was arrested at his home in Reading at 07:45 BST on suspicion of conspiracy to commit an unauthorised act with the intent to impair the operation of a computer.

He is the 21st person arrested as part of Operation Tuleta.

The operation is being run by the Metropolitan Police.

Operation Tuleta is running alongside Operation Elveden, which is an investigation into inappropriate payments to public officials, and Operation Weeting, the Met's phone-hacking inquiry.

Police said the man was in custody at a police station in Reading.