London: The Scotland Yard on Friday arrested an unnamed 48-year-old man in connection with ongoing inquiries into allegations of phone-hacking and paying the police in the UK for information at the behest of newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News International.
   
The man is reported to be a journalist currently working at one of the titles of News International, but no details have been announced.
   
He was arrested under Operation Elevedon, which is one of three inquiries being conducted by Scotland Yard.

Elevedon is investigating alleged payments of nearly 130,000 pounds over several years from the News of the World to police officers for information.
   
The other two investigations are Operation Weeting (investigating phone-hacking) and Operation Tuleta (investigating computer hacking).
   
A Scotland Yard statement said: "He was arrested at outside London on suspicion of corruption allegations in contravention of section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act
1906, and is being brought to a south-west London police station." 
   
Scotland Yard yesterday said that the number of people whose phones were hacked at the behest of the News of the World by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire was 5,795, a
number that was set to increase as investigations continue.
   
So far 16 people have been arrested and bailed on allegations of phone hacking.

Agencies