Les Hinton resigns, Rebekah Wade arrested

Resignation statement of the former News International chairman refers to the "rotten element" at th

The fallout from the phone-hacking scandal continued to escalate over the weekend as Dow Jones chief executive Les Hinton resigned and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept voicemails and corruption.

Brooks had been expected to be questioned but was read her rights after she arrived at a London police station yesterday. She is understood to have been questioned for 12 hours before being released on police bail until October.

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