Suspects in hacking probe rebailed

Two suspects in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry have been rebailed.

Rebekah Brooks' former PA Cheryl Carter and sports journalist Raoul Simons are both understood to have reported back to police stations on Friday.

Mr Simons was originally questioned on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept voicemails in September last year, while Ms Carter was held on suspicion of perverting the course of justice in January.

Mr Simons, a former Evening Standard reporter, became deputy football editor of The Times in August 2009 but went on extended leave in September 2010. He will answer bail again in May.

Ms Carter, who also wrote a beauty column in The Sun, left News International last year after 19 years with the company. She was rebailed until a date in April.

There have been 46 arrests surrounding inquiries into hacking and corruption under three operations, Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta.