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Prison staff payment probe

Two prison officers at separate high security jails allegedly took payments of thousands of pounds from journalists, the Met's Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers told the Leveson Inquiry today.

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Final week of witness reports in the Leveson inquiry kicks off with Sue Akers

Sue Akers speaking to the Leveson inquiry today

In a final week of witness hearings at the Leveson inquiry, Sue Akers, the officer in charge of investigations into alleged phone hacking and corruption of public officials has stepped up to the witness box.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers says that the Metropolitan police believes another prison officer has received £14,000 in payments from Trinity Mirror and that her force have seen articles in the Daily Mirror which it believes relate to these payments.

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