A 34-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the News of The World hacking scandal.

The man who has not been identified by Scotland Yard was reportedly arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice and phone hacking at the now defunct tabloid.

The man is believed to have attended a north London police station by appointment.

"The man, aged 34, was arrested by appointment at a north London police

station," a Scotland Yard spokesman confirmed. "He is currently in

police custody."

He is the 15th suspect to be arrested on suspicion of phone hacking since Operation Weeting, Scotland Yard's re-launched investigation into phone hacking got underway earlier this year in response to the shocking revelations that murder victim Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked.

Rupert Murdoch shut down the long running tabloid after the Milly Dowler story broke claiming the brand had become “toxic” though many believed he was trying to protect then CEO of News International Rebekah Brooks and safeguarding his bid to control BSkyB.

Brooks subsequently resigned and was later arrested.

The latest arrest follows that of NoTW’s former managing editor Stuart Kuttner who was rearrested as part of the investigation only days ago.

Rebekah Brooks resigns as CEO of News International