British police arrest 4 in tabloid bribery probe

British police have arrested four people on suspicion of corruption as part of a probe into police bribery by a tabloid newspaper.

London: British police say they have arrested four people, including a police officer, on suspicion of corruption as part of an investigation into police bribery by a tabloid newspaper.

London`s Metropolitan Police said two men aged 48 and one aged 56 were arrested early Saturday at homes in and around London.

The fourth, a 29-year-old police officer, was arrested at the London station where he works.

The investigation is running parallel to a police inquiry into phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch`s now-defunct News of the World.

Police said the arrests were made as a result of information provided by Murdoch`s News Corp.

A dozen people have now been arrested in the bribery probe, though none has yet been charged.

Bureau Report

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