Plastered all over the papers yesterday and today, further reports of yet another senior journalist has been arrested in the News of the World phone-hacking crisis. James Weatherup, 55, the paper’s former news editor, was arrested and taken to a central London police station for questioning. He was held for several hours for two separate offences in connection with phone hacking. Weatherup is the third person detained since the Metropolitan Police reopened its inquiry into claims that staff at the Sunday tabloid hacked into the answer phone messages of celebrities and politicians.
Some big names in British culture, society and sports claim they may have been hacked.  Some of the alleged  victims include actress Sienna Miller, actor and comedian Steve Coogan, former Sky Sports presenter Andy Gray, George Galloway, TV presenter Chris Tarrant, jockey Kieren Fallon and interior designer Kelly Hoppen. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is understood to have asked police if he was targeted, as has RMT union leader Bob Crow.
HOW many?  In July 2009, the Guardian newspaper claimed NoW journalists were involved in hacking up to 3,000 public figures. Its list of alleged victims also included Labour MP and former minister Tessa Jowell, celebrity cook Nigella Lawson, actress Gwyneth Paltrow, London Mayor Boris Johnson, comedian Lenny Henry, singer George Michael, late reality TV star Jade Goody, Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills, and ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne.
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