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UK journalist, cop arrested for bribery
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The British police have arrested a journalist from The Sun newspaper as well as an officer on corruption charges, London Metropolitan Police said.


Police said the 37-year-old journalist has been arrested for bribing the 29-year-old police officer who is also in custody, but did not name the arrestees.

The two have been caught as part of the phone-hacking investigations into Rupert Murdoch’s media arm in Britain News International, which includes The Sun.

The probe was triggered last year by reports of phone-hacking that led to the closure of News International’s 168-year-old tabloid News of the World.

The Sun has recently seen several of its staff arrested over corruption charges.

Police said Rupert Murdoch’s media empire News Corporation, which owns News International and is leading its own investigations into the issue, has provided the force with the information that led to the two arrests.

The Scotland Yard has so far made a total 67 arrests in connection with journalists’ bribery of public officials and the illegal phone-hacking practices.

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