By Kate Holton
LONDON — Rebekah Brooks, a former editor and close confidante of Rupert Murdoch, was arrested for a second time on Tuesday in a phone-hacking scandal that has rocked the British establishment and embarrassed Prime Minister David Cameron.
A source familiar with the situation said Ms. Brooks and her husband, Charlie, a close friend of Mr. Cameron, were detained by police at dawn and had been taken for questioning at separate police stations.
They were held on suspicion of conspiring to pervert the course of justice in the long-running saga and were among six people arrested in coordinated raids across Britain.
Ms. Brooks, her husband and three others were later released on police bail until a date in April.
The 43-year-old former Sun and News of the World editor, instantly recognizable for her long red hair, was arrested in July over different allegations but only after she…
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