Operation Elveden: Isle of Wight arrests

By Ross Findon

Friday, December 13, 2013


UPDATED 12:27*

POLICE investigating allegations of misconduct in public office have arrested two people on the Isle of Wight this morning (Thursday).

Officers involved in Operation Elveden — the police investigation launched last year following allegations of inappropriate payments by press to public officials — arrested a man and a woman, both aged 55.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the man, a tutor, was arrested at a ferry terminal on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office.

It followed reports earlier this morning that the 5.45am Red Funnel car ferry from East Cowes was forced to return to the Isle of Wight following a request by police.

The woman, believed to be a retired prison worker, was arrested at their home on suspicion of misconduct in a public office. The property is being searched by officers.

Both were questioned at Newport Police Station.

*The pair have been bailed by police until mid-March.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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