Scotland Yard 999 call worker arrested in corrupt payments probe

38-year-old is 67th person to be held under Operation Elvedon

A civilian worker who works in the department handling 999 calls at Scotland Yard has been arrested by officers investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.

The 38-year-old woman was arrested early today at her home in Essex for suspected misconduct in public office and suspected corruption, Scotland Yard said.

She is the 67th person to be arrested under Operation Elveden which is investigating payments to police and public officials. Journalists, prison and police officers and members of the armed forces have all been arrested during the inquiry. The operation is running alongside the phone-hacking inquiry Operation Weeting.

The woman works for the Central Communications Command which handles an average of 6,000 emergency 999 calls every day. Three centres are set up across the city and it has more than 2,000 members of staff.