Sun journalist arrested in Croydon in corruption probe
A SUN journalist was arrested at his Croydon home this morning over allegations of corruption as part of a probe into illegal payments to public officials.
The 31-year-old was arrested at 6am on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.
He is being questioned at a south London police station.
A 40-year-old man, a former prison officer, has also been arrested at his home in Corby, Northamptonshire, on suspicion of corruption, misconduct in a public office and money laundering.
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A 37-year-old woman was arrested at her home in Corby on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office and money laundering.
Both are being questioned at a police station in Northamptonshire.
The arrests are part of Operation Elveden, the Metropolitan Police's probe into alleged corrupt payments to public officials by journalists.
A total of 33 people have now been arrested since last July as part of Operation Elveden, which is linked to the Met's phone-hacking investigation, Operation Weeting.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Today's arrests are the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management Standards Committee.
"They relate to suspected payments to a public official and are not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately."
Police said searches were being carried out at three properties.