Investigation of journalists hits The Times

City A.M. Reporter
A JOURNALIST, believed to be from The Times was yesterday arrested on suspicion of computer hacking.

The arrest marks the first time that the police investigation of journalistic misconduct, has reached the Times – the flagship tile in Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper division. The 28-year-old man is understood to be former Times journalist Patrick Foster.

Foster is the 11th person to be arrested by detectives from Operation Tuleta, the Metropolitan Police investigation of breaches of privacy.

Separately, police in Scotland said yesterday that they had detained and charged former News of the World Scotland editor Bob Bird with attempting to pervert the course of justice during the 2006 defamation court case between the tabloid and former lawmaker Tommy Sheridan. Sheridan successfully sued the newspaper for defamation in 2006.