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Sun journalist arrested in police payments probe

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By John Glenday, Reporter

November 5, 2011 | 1 min read

News International have become embroiled in fresh woe after it emerged that another journalist working for the media group, this time for Britain’s top selling tabloid, had been arrested over alleged payments to police officers.

Jamie Pyatt, district editor at The Sun, was arrested by Scotland Yard detectives investigating payments to officers – the sixth person to be lifted since the operation began in July.

Held on suspicion of corruption allegations Pyatt was later released on bail until March next year.

It comes amidst ongoing investigations into illicit activities conducted by newspapers, following revelations that the now defunct News of the World had been hacking the phones of famous faces in a hunt for stories.

A spokesman for the group said: “News International is co-operating fully with the Metropolitan Police Service in its various investigations.“

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