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Corruption probe arrest in Malton
2:20pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A PUBLIC official arrested as part of the police investigation into alleged corrupt payments by journalists for information has been released on bail.
The woman, aged 45, was arrested at her home in Malton.
Scotland Yard said she had been arrested on suspicion of misconduct in public office and of conspiracy to cause such misconduct.
She has been bailed to return to a police station in January.
It brings the total number of arrests under Operation Elveden to 77.
The North Yorkshire force was not involved in the arrest and Scotland Yard released only a short statement confirming what had happened. They refused to give any further details of the woman’s job.
Although most of the arrests made so far during the investigation have been journalists others have included officials from the police, army, prison and even health service.
Operation Elveden is being run alongside two other inquiries. Operation Weeting is looking at alleged phone hacking and Operation Tuleta is focused on computer hacking and other alleged privacy breaches.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has also made three arrests under inquiries linked to the investigations.
The operation is being overseen by the police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission, which has also made three arrests of its own.