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Two men bailed after arrests on suspicion of computer hacking

PUBLISHED February 25, 2012

Scotland Yard says the men are not directly linked to any news organisation and have been bailed until summer

Two men arrested as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into computer hacking have been released on bail.

A 50-year-old, who was arrested at his home in Hertfordshire on Friday morning, and a 51-year-old, who was detained in Surrey hours later, are both suspected of committing offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

They have been bailed to dates in June and July.

Scotland Yard said the arrests were not directly linked to any news organisation or the activities of journalists.

The arrests were made by officers from Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta, which is investigating allegations regarding breach of privacy that fall outside the remit of Operation Weeting, the force's phone-hacking investigation.

There are currently 16 police staff working on Operation Tuleta.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers recently told the Leveson inquiry that the operation was investigating 57 allegations of data intrusion. Some related to Metropolitan police inquiries dating back to the late 1980s, she told the inquiry. © 2012 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds