Police officer arrested over suspected release of confidential information

Officers from Operation Elveden arrested a 51-year-old police officer this morning at his home in Wiltshire on suspicion of misconduct in public office and is being interviewed at a Wiltshire police station.

This is 'Elveden arrest 61' in the investigation in to inappropriate payments to police officers. He is a Metropolitan Police officer in the Territorial Policing command based in west London.

The arrest is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee and it relates to the suspected release of confidential information.