Man arrested in connection with phone hacking and corruption allegations
08 July 2011
The MPS has this morning (8 July 2011) arrested a member of the public in connection with allegations of corruption and phone hacking.
At 10:30 officers from the MPS' Operation Weeting together with officers from Op Elveden arrested a man on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to Section1(1) Criminal Law Act 1977 and on suspicion of corruption allegations contrary to Section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906.
The man, aged 43 years, was arrested by appointment at a south London police station. He is currently in custody.
The Operation Weeting team is conducting the new investigation into phone hacking.
Operation Elveden is the investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police. This investigation is being supervised by the IPCC.
It would be inappropriate to discuss any further details regarding these cases at this time.