DETECTIVES investigating corrupt payments to police and public officials today arrested two serving officers and a journalist in Hertfordshire and Surrey, Scotland Yard said.
The 39-year-old journalist was held at his home in Hertfordshire on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, and is being interviewed at a police station in north London.
One of the police officers, a 47-year-old man, is from the Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations command and was arrested in Surrey on suspicion of misconduct in public office and corruption.
The other, a 30-year-old man, is from the Met’s Specialist Crime and Operations command and was held in Surrey on suspicion of the same offences.
Today’s arrests bring the number of people detained as part of Operation Elveden, the investigation into alleged corrupt payments by journalists, to 56.