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Serving Metropolitan Police officer arrested in corrupt payments inquiry

The pair are Operation Elveden's 75th and 76th arrests. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire The pair are Operation Elveden's 75th and 76th arrests. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
1:57 PM

A serving Metropolitan Police officer and a 48-year-old woman were arrested at their Surrey home this morning as part of the Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials, the force has said.

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Officers detained the woman and the 47-year-old male officer - Operation Elveden’s 75th and 76th arrests - at around 6am on suspicion of misconduct in public office and suspected conspiracy to cause misconduct in public office.

A Metropolitan Police statement said the pair were being interviewed at police stations in Surrey.

The investigation is being run alongside two other Met inquiries - Operation Weeting, which is looking at alleged phone hacking, and Operation Tuleta, which focuses on computer hacking and other alleged privacy breaches.

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