View all newsletters
Sign up for our free email newsletters

Fighting for quality news media in the digital age.

Former police officer charged by Operation Elveden detectives

By Darren Boyle

Operation Elveden detectives have charged a former Surrey police officer with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, it was announced today.

Gregor Gill, senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution Service said: “The CPS has today, 28 February, authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Simon Quinn with one count of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office between 1 November 2000 and 30 January 2011.

“Mr Quinn will appear before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 March 2014.

“Criminal proceedings have now commenced and this defendant has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

Quinn was the 62nd person arrested by detectives involved in the Fleet Street bribery probe.

Earlier this week, four journalists were among eight people charged in connection with the investigation.

Journalists Tom Wells, Neil Millard and Brandon Malinsky from The Sun and Graham Brough formerly of the Mirror will also appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 10 March.

Content from our partners
Publishing on the open web is broken, how generative AI could help fix it
Impress: Regulation, arbitration and complaints resolution
Papermule: Workflow automation for publishers

Operation Elveden is running alongside Operation Weeting into phone-hacking and Operation Tuleta, which is investigating computer hacking.

The probe is been overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Topics in this article : ,

Email pged@pressgazette.co.uk to point out mistakes, provide story tips or send in a letter for publication on our "Letters Page" blog

Select and enter your email address Weekly insight into the big strategic issues affecting the future of the news industry. Essential reading for media leaders every Thursday. Your morning brew of news about the world of news from Press Gazette and elsewhere in the media. Sent at around 10am UK time. Our weekly does of strategic insight about the future of news media aimed at US readers. A fortnightly update from the front-line of news and advertising. Aimed at marketers and those involved in the advertising industry.
  • Business owner/co-owner
  • CEO
  • COO
  • CFO
  • CTO
  • Chairperson
  • Non-Exec Director
  • Other C-Suite
  • Managing Director
  • President/Partner
  • Senior Executive/SVP or Corporate VP or equivalent
  • Director or equivalent
  • Group or Senior Manager
  • Head of Department/Function
  • Manager
  • Non-manager
  • Retired
  • Other
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thanks for subscribing.

Websites in our network