SIX former News of the World journalists have been arrested under a new police investigation into phone hacking.
The three men and three women were all held yesterday over a suspected conspiracy around 2005 and 2006.
They are understood to be Jules Stenson, Matt Nixson, Rav Singh, Jane Atkinson, Polly Graham and Rachel Richardson. Ms Richardson and Ms Atkinson both work for the Sun.
The arrests were made as part of a new line of inquiry that is separate from allegations under the existing Scotland Yard investigation into phone hacking called Operation Weeting.
Police said two men aged 45 and 46 were held in Wandsworth, and a 39-year-old man in Greenwich, London. A 39-year-old woman was detained in Cheshire, a 33-year-old in Islington, and a 40-year-old in Lambeth, London.