Thurlbeck, 51, was initially arrested on suspicion of the illegal interception of voicemails in April 2011
Former News Of The World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck arrives to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into phone-hacking in London on December 12, 2011. British police investigating phone-hacking at Rupert Murdoch's media empire arrested Thurlbeck on Wednesday for allegedly intimidating a witness, Scotland Yard said.