07/07/2011 20:02 BST | Updated 06/09/2011 10:12 BST

Former NOTW Editor Andy Coulson 'To Be Arrested', Guardian Reports

Former-News of the World Editor Andy Coulson is to be arrested on Friday morning, reported The Guardian, over suspicions that he played a direct role in the phone hacking scandal that has brought down the paper.

The Guardian has also said that a second arrest will be made in the next few days, but would not reveal the name for fear of compromising an ongoing police investigation.

Coulson was reportedly contacted by police on Thursday and asked to turn himself in to a police station in London on Friday, where he will be formally questioned. It is thought that Coulson will be released on bail.

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