UK hacking: another journalist held

British police on Saturday arrested a journalist as part of the phone-hacking investigation at the now-defunct News of the World.

The 43-year-old journalist is the 47th person to be arrested under Operation Elveden. Scotland Yard said the journalist was released on bail later on Saturday evening. He was arrested under suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.

The police said in a statement: "Today's arrest is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation's Management Standards Committee. It relates to suspected payments to a public official and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately".

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