Monday 22 January 2018

Police arrested in payments inquiry

Margaret Davis

A 50-YEAR-OLD serving police officer has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.

The man was held at around 6am today at his home in Wimbledon, south-west London, on suspicion of misconduct in a public office.

He is in the Territorial Policing command in a south London borough, Scotland Yard said.

The officer is the 60th person to be arrested under Operation Elveden, Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged inappropriate payments by journalists to public officials.

His home is now being searched and he is being interviewed at a police station in south London.

The arrest came about as a result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee.

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