A serving policewoman has been arrested over allegations that journalists bribed police for information.
The unnamed policewoman was arrested on suspicion of corruption and misconduct in a public office. She is the first police officer to be arrested in the Operation Elveden inquiry. Eight others have been detained, including a reporter working for The Sun tabloid.
The inquiry, which is running alongside the phone hacking investigation, Operation Weeting, is looking into claims that journalists made illegal payments to serving officers in return for information and stories.
As reported in the November edition of the Corruption Digest, Operation Elveden was launched in July after News International released emails which alleged that corrupt officers had accepted payments totaling £130,000 over a number of years.