06/01/2012 03:33 GMT | Updated 06/01/2012 03:39 GMT

Phone Hacking Arrest: 47-Year-Old Woman Detained At Essex Address

A 47-year-old woman has been arrested at an address in Essex by detectives investigating phone hacking, Scotland Yard said on Friday morning.

She is being held at an Essex police station after she was detained at her home in the county this morning.

Scotland Yard said she is the 17th arrest under its Operation Weeting probe into mobile phone interceptions.