London’s Metropolitan Police have made their 12th arrest in the ongoing News of the World phone-hacking scandal. He is understood to be Greg Miskiw, 61, a former assistant editor on the tabloid, which closed last month. Miskiw walked in to a London police station this afternoon to be arrested by appointment. He has said he has been cooperating with police for some time. Police are investigating claims that some reporters for the Murdoch tabloid hacked into the messages of celebrities and others between 2005 and 2006. Miskiw worked as news editor for ex-editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, who have both also been arrested as part of Operation Weeting, the Met Police’s hacking investigation. Since leaving News International in 2005, Miskiw moved to Florida. where he has worked for supermarket tabloids National Enquirer and The Globe. He once said of tabloid journalism, “This is what we do. We go out and destroy other people’s lives.”
By TIM ADLER in London | Wednesday, 10 August 2011 17:58 UKTags: Andy Coulson, News International, News of the World, Rebekah Brooks
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