British journalists arrested for briberyJanuary 29th, 2012 - 9:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Four former or current journalists of a British newspaper have been arrested on charges of bribing police.
A 29-year-old police officer was also arrested at the London station where he worked.
The arrested journalists include The Sun’s news head Chris Pharo, 42, crime editor Mike Sullivan, 48, former managing editor Graham Dudman, 48, and ex-deputy editor, Fergus Shanahan, 56, Xinhua quoted the Sky News as saying Saturday.
Police searched their homes and offices in London as part a probe into illegal payments for information. Murdoch’s News corporation has confirmed the arrests.
The News International, the British division of the News Corporation, publishes the Sun, The Times and the Sunday Times. It also published the News of the World newspaper, which was shut down after a series of phone-hacking revelations.
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