Prison officer from Northampton arrested as part of Operation Elveden

A prison officer from Northampton was arrested this morning as part of Operation Elveden
A prison officer from Northampton was arrested this morning as part of Operation Elveden

A prison officer was arrested today (Tuesday) by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials.

The 31-year-old was held at his home in Northampton this morning on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and misconduct in a public office.

He is the 44th person to be arrested as part of the inquiry, called Operation Elveden, which is being run alongside investigations into phone hacking and other alleged privacy breaches.

The arrest is a result of information passed to police by News Corporation’s management standards committee, Scotland Yard said.