Chief’s anger over phone hacking leak

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THE police chief in charge of the phone-hacking investigation has spoken of her anger as a detective in her own team was arrested over leaks to journalists.

Officers arrested and suspended their 51-year-old colleague as former News of the World feature writer Dan Evans was questioned on suspicion of voicemail interceptions.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers expressed annoyance over the detective constable’s alleged “unauthorised disclosure”.

The Operation Weeting chief said: “I made very clear when I took on this investigation the need for operational and information security. It is hugely disappointing that this may not have been adhered to.”

The constable was arrested at work before being released on bail until September 29.

Mr Evans, 35, was bailed after facing several hours of questioning.