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Sussex Police officer arrested

A 29-year-old serving officer with Sussex Police was arrested at his home in the county this morning, in connection with an investigation into corrupt payments to public officials.

A 37-year-old journalist was also held at his home in north London in connection with the same investigation.

They bring the number of arrests under the Metropolitan Police's Operation Elveden, which is investigating allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials, to 43.

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Brooks freed on bail

Rebekah Brooks
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks Credit: Google images

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks has been released on bail by police investigating alleged phone hacking. The former News international chief and her husband were arrested at their home in Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire yesterday for conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

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