Operation Elveden: 66th arrest made in Waltham Forest

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Image caption Operation Elveden is an investigation into corrupt payments to public officials

A former prison officer has been arrested as part of Operation Elveden, the inquiry into inappropriate payments by journalists to police and public officials.

The 39-year-old was arrested at his home in Waltham Forest, east London.

He was held on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and suspected corruption and is being interviewed at an east London police station.

He is the 66th person to be arrested as part of Operation Elveden.

Those arrested in the operation so far include journalists, police officers, NHS staff and members of the armed forces.

Operation Elveden is being conducted by the Metropolitan Police, supervised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

It is running alongside Operation Weeting, the Met's phone-hacking inquiry, and Operation Tuleta, an investigation into computer hacking and other privacy breaches.