News Corp info prompts two more Elveden arrests - Press Gazette

News Corp info prompts two more Elveden arrests

Officers from Operation Elveden, the Met’s probe into alleged illegal payment to police and public officials, arrested two more people this morning.

A man and woman were arrested at their home address in north west London at 6am, according to a statement from the Met.

The 50-year-old man is an employee of HM Revenue and Customs and was arrested on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, contrary to common law and suspicion of corruption under the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.

A 43-year-old woman was also arrested at the address on suspicion of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office and suspicion of money laundering offences under Section 328 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Both are being questioned at a central London police station, bringing the number of arrests in the Elveden probe to 29.

The Met said: ‘Today’s arrests are the result of information provided to police by News Corporation‘s Management Standards Committee.

‘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.”