08/10/2011 09:33 EDT | Updated 10/10/2011 05:12 EDT

Greg Miskiw, Ex-News Of The World Editor, Arrested In Phone Hacking Scandal


LONDON - London police arrested a 61-year old man Wednesday in connection with the ongoing investigation into electronic eavesdropping of voice mail messages.

The man is the 12th person arrested in the scandal tied to the defunct British tabloid, the News of the World.

Sky News, which is 39 per cent owned by the former tabloid's parent company News Corp., identified him as Greg Miskiw, a former news editor at the News of the World. Police said he was held in custody.

Detectives have been investigating claims the newspaper illegally eavesdropped on the phone messages of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims.