Operation Elveden

By Dominic Ponsford | 08 Feb 2016
Former Sun head of news Chris Pharo has joined PR agency 72Point as chief operations officer.
By Dominic Ponsford | 22 Jan 2016
A leading newspaper lawyer has called for the offence of Misconduct in Public Office to be scrapped in regard to journalists.
By William Turvill | 17 Dec 2015
A former soldier in Prince Harry's regiment has been found not guilty of committing misconduct by selling stories to The Sun and News of the World.
By Dominic Ponsford | 14 Dec 2015
Since the launch of Operation Weeting five years ago at least 67 UK journalists have been arrested and/or charged.
By William Turvill | 11 Dec 2015
The Metropolitan Police has now spent more than £40m on investigations into journalism, figures obtained by Press Gazette show.
By Aletha Adu | 07 Dec 2015
Former News International chief executive Tom Mockridge has said that the company undermined the “principles of journalism” by handing over details of confidential sources to the police.
By PA Mediapoint | 26 Nov 2015
A former Broadmoor Hospital worker has been jailed for eight months for selling stories to The Sun about notorious patients including the Yorkshire Ripper.
By PA Media Lawyer | 24 Nov 2015
Scott Chapman, 44, of Corby, Northamptonshire, was due for retrial at the Old Bailey but at the 11th hour admitted a charge of misconduct in a public office between 1 March 2010 20 and June 2011.
By PA Mediapoint | 20 Nov 2015
Two former prison officers have been jailed for leaking information to tabloid newspapers about notorious inmates.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 13 Nov 2015
A former prison officer from top security HMP Belmarsh in south-east London has been found guilty of leaking stories about celebrity inmates to the Daily Mirror over six years.
By PA Media Lawyer | 04 Nov 2015
A former prison officer has been jailed for 12 months for selling stories about George Michael's time behind bars to The Sun.
By Dominic Ponsford | 16 Oct 2015
“They call it a crime, we call it a democracy.” This was the verdict of one defence lawyer after the Operation Elveden prosecution of journalists over payments for stories concluded yesterday with the acquittal of Sun staffers Jamie Pyatt and Chris Pharo.
By Dominic Ponsford | 15 Oct 2015
The acquittal of two Sun journalists today means that out of 34 journalists arrested and/or charged under Met Police's Operation Elveden inquiry, two have been convicted.
By William Turvill | 15 Oct 2015
Sun colleagues and fellow journalists are celebrating the acquittals of Chris Pharo and Jamie Pyatt this afternoon.
By PA Mediapoint | 15 Oct 2015
The last Sun journalists to be prosecuted under Operation Elveden investigation into cash for stories were cleared today. Following a re-trial at the Old Bailey, news editor Chris Pharo, 46, and district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52, were found not guilty of aiding and abetting a Surrey police office
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)