NHS worker arrested in police corruption probe

The Met has made its 36th arrest in the Operation Elveden investigation into illegal payments to police and public officials.

A 31-year-old man, described by police as a former NHS employee, was arrested at 6am at an address in Uxbridge.

The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office and on suspicion of corruption.

He is being questioned at a west London police station.

Police said today's arrest was the result of information provided to police by News Corp's Management Standards Committee.

'It relates to suspected payments to a public official and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately,'the Met said in a statement.

Figures obtained by Press Gazette earlier this month revealed that Operation Elveden has so far cost £1.5m and employed 36 officers and nine staff.

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