HACKGATE DAY 163: Press Association Journalist Laura Elston arrested


A 34 year old female Press Association journalist was arrested tonight by Operation Weeting officers, on suspicion of illegal phone hacking. I understand the suspect is Laura Elston, a royal affairs reporter who has worked at PA since 2000.

Laura Elston was appointed court correspondent at the PA following the retirement of Peter Archer.  She interviewed Prince William in his final year at university, and Prince Harry to mark his 21st birthday. She has also travelled the world covering the Prince of Wales’s tours including Iraq, Iran, Bosnia, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Australia. She recently travelled with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on their official visit to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and India.