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‘Hacking’ arrest over Lancashire policeman's case
11:09am Thursday 30th August 2012 in North Lancashire news
A JOURNALIST has been arrested on suspicion of computer hacking in a case which is believed to involve a former Lancashire police officer.
The 28-year-old man is understood to be the former Times journalist Patrick Foster.
It is understood the arrest relates to a Scotland Yard investigation into the hacking of the email account of Lancashire detective Richard Horton in 2009, which unmasked him as the author of the anonymous NightJack blog.
Foster is the 11th person to be arrested by detectives from Operation Tuleta, the Metropolitan Police investigation of breaches of privacy, which is running alongside the phone-hacking scandal investigation, Operation Weeting.