The arrest of a 59-year-old man in Merseyside under Operation Elveden was the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee, the Metropolitan Police has said.
It relates to suspected payments to a public official and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately
A 59-year-old man has been arrested as part of the Metropolitan Police's inquiry into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials.
The man, a former healthcare worker, was arrested at approximately 6.30am at his home in Merseyside on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, corruption and suspected conspiracy in relation to both those offences.
He is being interviewed at a Merseyside police station and a search of his property is being conducted.