Operation Elveden

By PA Mediapoint | 01 Oct 2015
A Sun news editor has told jurors that he is still answering questions about cash-for-stories allegations while his old boss Rebekah Brooks is "back in her job". Chris Pharo, 46, is on trial at the Old Bailey with district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52 accused of aiding and abetting a Surrey
By PA Mediapoint | 23 Sep 2015
The Sun paid Amanda Watts, 44, from Suffolk, £2,100 for five pieces of information which resulted in five stories about the troubled singer who was in Highpoint prison.
By PA Mediapoint | 22 Sep 2015
While working as a detention custody officer, Mark Blake, 42, was paid nearly £8,000 for tips about the Colnbrook secure immigration removal centre (pictured, Reuters) which resulted in ten stories being published by the tabloid newspaper over three years.
By William Turvill | 15 Sep 2015
A serving prison officer has been arrested today under Operation Elveden, the Met Police inquiry into payments made by journalists to public officials.
By William Turvill and Press Association | 10 Sep 2015
A former prison officer is facing a possible jail sentence himself for selling story tips to the Daily Mirror. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Sep 2015
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman has left the paper, four months after he was acquitted of illegally paying public officials for stories.
By PA Mediapoint | 25 Aug 2015
A former prison officer from Bury St Edmunds has become the latest to be charged under the high-profile Operation Elveden investigation into newspapers' dealings with public officials.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 24 Aug 2015
A former official who leaked stories to the Sun about a Serco-run immigration centre has pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office.
By Rushabh Haria and William Turvill | 28 Jul 2015
Four years after the launch of Operation Elveden, the number of public officials convicted of misconduct in public office stands at 26. A further seven out of the original 80 who were arrested are still awaiting trial, while four have been acquitted.
By Dominic Ponsford | 28 Jul 2015
The shameful way News UK, and more recently Trinity Mirror, have thrown sources to the wolves under Operation Elveden casts a shadow over the reputation of British journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford | 16 Jul 2015
An Old Bailey judge today expressed “considerable disappointment” that News UK has refused to pay the prosecution costs for Sun reporter Anthony France.
By PA Mediapoint | 08 Jul 2015
A former News of the World royal reporter who was found guilty of getting scoops from one of Prince Harry's comrades has formally had his conviction quashed by the Court of Appeal.
By PA Mediapoint | 29 Jun 2015
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford | 17 Jun 2015
Thursday 15 December 2011 is a day former News of the World journalist Lucy Panton says “will permanently be etched in my memory”.
By David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth | 09 Jun 2015
Despite an apparent climbdown from Operation Elveden, the risk of a criminal prosecution for paying public officials for stories, even when the story is clearly in the public interest, is now higher than ever for journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Jun 2015
A prison service “whistleblower” paid for stories by the Daily Mirror was today jailed for 20 months after his identity was revealed to the Met Police.
By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint | 29 May 2015
Sun reporter Anthony France has today been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.
By Mark Abbott | 27 May 2015
Mark Abbott, a criminal defence lawyer and partner at Blaser Mills law firm, acted as former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman's solicitor after he was arrested and charged under Operation Elveden.
By PA Mediapoint | 27 May 2015
A Broadmoor nurse from Somerset has admitted selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By William Turvill | 22 May 2015
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.