Operation Elveden: Former NHS worker arrested

New Scotland Yard sign Operation Elveden is the Met probe into alleged corrupt payments to police and public officials

A former NHS employee has been arrested as part of Operation Elveden, Scotland Yard's investigation into alleged inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

The 52-year-old was detained at her home in Derbyshire on Thursday morning.

She is being questioned on suspicion of misconduct in a public office and corruption.

Operation Elveden is running alongside probes into phone hacking, and computer hacking and other privacy breaches.

A total of 70 people have so far been arrested under Operation Elveden, including journalists, police officers, NHS staff and members of the armed forces.

Elveden, and Operations Weeting (phone hacking) and Tuleta (computer hacking), were set up in the wake of the voicemail-hacking scandal at the News of the World that led to the closure of the paper after 168 years in print.

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