LONDON (AFP) - British police investigating the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the News of the World arrested a 41-year-old man on Thursday, Scotland Yard said. The arrest is the 18th made by officers working on Operation Weeting, the investigation into phone hacking set up in January. The person was not identified. "On 7 December 2011 officers from Operation Weeting arrested a man in connection with phone hacking and perverting the course of justice," London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement. The man was arrested at 0700 GMT at an address in London and was being held in custody at a south London police station, it said.