Police officer arrested in London in press leak probe

14:43 05 March 2013

A former City of London police officer has been arrested in connection with an investigation into the passing of unauthorised information to journalists.

The 52-year-old was detained at his home in south west London by Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigators on suspicion of misconduct in public office.

He remains in custody at a nearby police station. A search is being carried out at his home and a number of items have been seized.

It is part of the same investigation in which another City of London police officer was arrested on June 14 last year. He is still on bail.

The IPCC said today’s arrest was prompted by evidence gathered during last year’s investigation including further evidence obtained from the Metropolitan Police’s Operation Elveden.

There is currently no indication that officers have received any payment for information.

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