Operation Elveden

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.
By William Turvill | 12 May 2015
Sun crime reporter Anthony France paid a police officer more than £20,000 for 38 stories over three years, the Old Bailey was told this morning.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer | 05 May 2015
Legal history was made today as officers from the Met Police applied to a judge to view two journalists’ phone records.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Journalists forced to keep silent for years because of the Contempt of Court Act have grasped the opportunity to speak out about their Operation Elveden ordeals.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Cleared former Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull has condemned Rupert Murdoch's "betrayal" of journalists' sources and a police "assault" on public interest journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman was greeted with a round of applause from assembled journalists as he left the Old Bailey a free man this morning.
By William Turvill | 24 Apr 2015
The Sun's online news editor Vince Soodin has condemned Operation Elveden for turning into "a probe into unauthorised leaks to journalists – whether they were paid for or not".
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill | 23 Apr 2015
Former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton has spoken out for the first time about her four-year, "hellish ordeal" after she was formally cleared in court today.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
It is nearly four years after the start of Operation Elveden and the subsequent arrest and/or charging of at least 34 journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service has indicated that journalists are unlikely to face prosecution for misconduct in public office in future for cases which do not involve police officers.
By William Turvill | 20 Apr 2015
A Conservative MP has reportedly called for an inquiry into the Crown Prosecution Service for the “persecution” of Sun journalists.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 20 Apr 2015
Cleared Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe has called for the chief of Met Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to resign.
By Dominic Ponsford | 17 Apr 2015
Sun reporter Neil Millard says his life has been a “bad dream” ever since eight officers from Operation Elveden launched a dawn raid on his family home in the summer 2012.
By Dominic Ponsford | 17 Apr 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service appears to be scrapping most of the planned trials involving journalists accused of payments to public officials.
By Dominic Ponsford | 08 Apr 2015
The trial of a former Daily Mirror journalist charged with making illegal payments to a public official been delayed pending a Crown Prosecution Service review.
By PA Media Lawyer | 02 Apr 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service is to press ahead with a retrial of a prison officer whose conviction on a charge of leaking stories to newspapers was overturned by the Court of Appeal last week.
By Dominic Ponsford | 31 Mar 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service is not going to seek a retrial for a News of the World journalist whose conviction for a paying public official was quashed by the Court of Appeal.
By Dominic Ponsford | 23 Mar 2015
There have been widespread calls for the Crown Prosecution Service to review its policy on prosecuting journalists after the acquittal of four Sun journalists on Friday.
By PA Mediapoint | 20 Mar 2015
Four senior Sun journalists have been cleared of paying public officials for scoops, including titbits on the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.