Operation Elveden: Serving police officer arrested

09:24 01 February 2013

A serving police officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

The 33-year-old was arrested at around 5.45am today at his house in Barnet on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, contrary to Common Law.

He is being interviewed at a north London police station and a search of his property is being conducted.

Scotland Yard said today’s arrest is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation’s Management and Standards Committee. It relates to suspected payments to a police officer and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately.

The arrest is the 59th in Operation Elveden, the Met Police’s inquiry into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. It is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission and is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the Metropolitan Police Service’s phone-hacking inquiry.

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