Prison officer held over 'bribes'

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The Independent Online

A prison officer was arrested yesterday by police investigating corrupt payments by journalists.

The 31-year-old was held at his home in Northampton on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and misconduct in a public office. He is the 44th person to be arrested as part of Operation Elveden.

The arrest is a result of information passed to police by News Corporation, Scotland Yard said.