Former Times hack Patrick Foster has we understand been nicked this morning by Operation Tuleta cops investigating the outing the previously anonymous Nightjack blogger in 2009. Earlier this year it was revealed that Foster had discovered the identity of the blogger through computer hacking. The media editor at The Times at the time was the Guardian’s current head of media, Dan Sabbagh.
Even after the Nightjack scandal broke Sabbagh continued to commission him with work for the Media Guardian pages and judging by his tweet appears to still be in the loop with Foster:
…police came to his home this morning (unexpectedly) I understand…—
Dan Sabbagh (@dansabbagh) August 29, 2012
What did Sabbagh know and when?