Sun journalist arrested in Croydon released on bail
A JOURNALIST arrested at his Croydon home over allegations of corruption has been bailed.
The 31-year-old, who works for the Sun, was arrested at 6am on Thursday morning as part of Operation Elveden, the Met’s probe into illegal payments to public officials.
He was questioned at a south London police station on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office. He has now been bailed until October.
A 40-year-old former prison officer was also arrested at his home in Corby, Northamptonshire, on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and money laundering.
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A 37-year-old woman was also arrested at her home in Corby on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and money laundering.
Both were questioned at a police station in Northamptonshire and bailed until October.
Operation Elveden is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is connected to Operation Weeting, the Met’s inquiry into phone hacking.
The arrests were the result of information provided to police by News Corporation’s Management Standards Committee.
A Scotland Yard spokesman added: "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."