Royal editor of 'The Sun' arrested

Royal editor of 'The Sun' arrested

Duncan Larcombe, royal editor of Rupert Murdoch-owned The Sun, was arrested on Thursday along with two others in connection with Scotland Yard’s inquiry into alleged illegal payments to public officials by journalists for information.

Officials from Operation Elveden carried out the arrests but did not name the individuals. However, Larcombe has been identified in media reports as one of the three arrested during raids.

Scotland Yard said in a statement: “Today’s operation is the result of information provided to police by News Corporation’s management standards committee. “It relates to suspected payments to a public official and is not about seeking journalists to reveal confidential sources in relation to information that has been obtained legitimately”.

Larcombe, 36, who was ‘The Sun’s’ defence editor until last year, was arrested in Kent.

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