Officers from the Met’s investigation into illegal payments to police by News International journalists have made their seventh arrest.
The Met has confirmed that a 37-year-old woman was arrested by officers from Operation Elveden this morning.
A statement from the force said: ‘At 06.15hrs on Thursday, 15 December, officers arrested a woman (37 ys) on suspicion of committing offences involving making payments to police officers for information.
‘She was arrested at a residential address in Surrey, and has been taken to a south London police station where she remains in custody.
‘This is the seventh arrest under Operation Elveden.”
So far 16 people have been arrested in the Met’s phone-hacking investigation Operation Weeting and one person has been arrested under its Operation Tuleta probe into computer hacking.