FORMER News of the World news editor Greg Miskiw was yesterday arrested by the Metropolitan police over his possible role in the News International phone hacking scandal.
Miskiw, aged 61, acted as news editor of the now-shuttered tabloid while both Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks were editor. He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful interception of communications, and also conspiring to intercept them.
Detectives said the latest suspect was arrested at midday after he arrived by appointment at a London police station.
Miskiw said earlier this month that he was planning to return to the UK from his current home in Florida in order to speak with the police.
He is the 12th person arrested this year in connection with the scandal. Police have also quizzed Coulson’s deputy Neil Wallis, royal correspondent Clive Goodman and Stuart Kuttner, News of the World’s former managing editor.