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Ex-prison officer arrested in London media conduct probe

The 39-year-old is being questioned in relation to suspected misconduct in office and corruption.

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POLICE IN LONDON investigating alleged inappropriate payments by journalists to police and public officials have arrested a former prison officer.

The 39-year-old man is suspected of misconduct in a public office and corruption.

He is the 66th person to be questioned as part of the probe, known as Operation Elveden. He was detained at his home in the borough of Waltham Forest early this morning and taken to an east London police station.

The investigation into the conduct of News of the World journalists was undertaken following revelations during the phone hacking scandal.

In January, a British counter-terrorism detective was found guilty of trying to sell information about the hacking investigation to a newspaper.

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