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Thursday, September 13, 2012
A serving member of the Armed Forces was arrested this morning as part of an investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials.
The 42-year-old man was arrested at around 6.30am at an address in Camberley. His wife, 32, was arrested at her home address in Chertsey at around 6am.
The man was arrested on suspicion of corruption, contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, suspicion of misconduct in a public office, contrary to Common Law, and suspicion of conspiracy to commit both offences contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit corruption and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, both contrary to the Criminal Law Act 1977.
Both are being interviewed at a police station in Surrey.
Operation Elveden is the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials, and is being supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
It is running in conjunction with Operation Weeting, the Met Police’s inquiry into the phone-hacking of voicemail boxes.
The arrests made today are the result of information provided to police by News Corporation’s management standards committee, said Scotland Yard. According to the police they relate to suspected payments to a public official.