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Prison officer arrested

A 40-year-old prison officer has been arrested at his home in Sittingbourne in Kent as part of Operation Elveden, the Metropolitan Police investigation into illegal payments to public officials.

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Prison officer arrest is 58th under Operation Elveden

Today's arrest brings the number of people held under Operation Elveden, the inquiry into alleged inappropriate payments, to 58.

Of those arrested under Elveden, eight people have or will face court proceedings and two - a retired police officer and a former journalist - have been told they will face no further action.

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