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."

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