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It's really SIX arrests if you count the three from yesterday, but only one today appears to have Rupert Murdoch frightened -- a 26-year-old current employee of News International, on suspicion of perverting the course of justice (a.k.a. coverup).
The man, police said, was not a journalist but worked in some other capacity for News International, the umbrella group for all of Murdoch's newspapers in the U.K. In a message to the company's staff, CEO Tom Mockridge said that the company was providing legal support to the man "and we will do all we can to support our colleague as he legal process takes its course. No one is prejudging the outcome of these investigations."
Bolding by diarist to highlight the Corporation's telegraphing of legal support for this whippersnapper. I wouldn't be surprised if Rebekah Brooks asked the youngster to dispose of incriminating materials. If News Intl. sent corporation-wide memos every time someone was arrested, that'd be, like, 67 memos! :)
An Associated Press article shows that Murdoch's minions are releasing more details about the kid:
News International, Murdoch's U.K. newspaper arm, confirmed that the 26-year-old suspect arrested Thursday was a current employee, but not a member of any editorial team at the company.
Here's a bit from the same article about today's other two arrests:
LONDON -- Two former members of the National Health Service were arrested Thursday by officers investigating corrupt links between police and journalists exposed by Britain's phone hacking scandal, Scotland Yard said.
It said a 46-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman were arrested in Somerset, southwestern England, on suspicion of corruption and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, and are currently being questioned at a local police station
From the comments, our ceebs has some truly gripping speculation on the latest developments: