U.K. police arrest member of armed forces in journalist bribery probe
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Published Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:13AM EDT
LONDON -- British police have arrested two more suspects as part of an investigation into corrupt links between the police and press.
The bribery investigation is running alongside probes into phone hacking and computer hacking sparked by revelations that reporters at the News of the World tabloid routinely hacked voice mails of those in the public eye.
Scotland Yard said that a 32-year-old woman and her 42-year-old husband, a serving member of the armed forces, were arrested in Surrey early Thursday and are being questioned at a local police station.
It said the man was arrested on suspicion of corruption and misconduct in a public office, while his wife was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit corruption and conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.