UK

Operation Elveden: Healthcare trust worker arrested

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Image caption The man became the 80th person arrested as part of Operation Elveden

A 28-year-old healthcare trust worker has been arrested by police probing allegations of inappropriate payments to public officials.

He was arrested at 06:00 GMT at his home on Merseyside on suspicion of conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

The man, whose house was searched, was interviewed at a Liverpool police station and bailed until January.

He was the 80th person to be arrested as part of Operation Elveden.

Operation Elveden is being run alongside two other inquiries, with Operation Weeting looking at alleged phone hacking and Operation Tuleta focused on computer hacking and other alleged privacy breaches.

The investigations were set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closure of the Sunday tabloid newspaper the News of the World.

Those arrested include journalists, current and former police officers, prison officers and service personnel.