Ex-health worker held over payments

Andover Advertiser: A 59-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials A 59-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials

A former healthcare worker has been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt payments to public officials, Scotland Yard said.

The 59-year-old man was held at his home in the Knowsley area of Merseyside on suspicion of misconduct in a public office, corruption and conspiracy to commit both those offences.

He is being questioned at a police station in Merseyside and his home is being searched.

The arrest is a result of information given to police by News Corporation's Management and Standards Committee.

It brings the number of people detained under Operation Elveden, the investigation into inappropriate payments, to 57.

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