Former prison officer is 83rd person arrested as part of Operation Elveden corruption probe

A former prison officer has become the 83rd person arrested by detectives probing corrupt payments to public officials.

The 49-year-old was taken into custody this morning from his home in north London and is being held on suspicion of misconduct in public office. He is also being questioned about a conspiracy to commit a crime.

The man is the 83rd person arrested by Operation Elveden detectives and was questioned at a London police station.

He was bailed to reappear at a north London police station in April.  

Almost £20 million has so far been spent on Operation Elveden and its associated investigations Weeting and Tuleta.

Detectives from Operation Elveden have so far identified more than 400 individuals including royalty who may have been victims of press intrusion.

On Monday ,Alan Ostler,  a former worker at Broadmoor psychiatric hospital received a seven-month suspended sentence for passing on confidential patient details to a newspaper.

He released information of a patient who wanted gender realignment surgery from the NHS while in custody. The story alleged that the patient had changed from a woman to a man and wanted the surgery reversed.

Ostler, 32, from Uxbridge in London was ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid community service.

 

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