Police arrest Murdoch staff

POLICE arrested four current and former staff of Rupert Murdoch’s Sun tabloid plus a policeman over the weekend as part of an investigation into suspected payments by journalists to officers, police and the publisher said.

Police also searched the paper’s London offices at publisher News International in a corruption probe linked to a continuing investigation into phone hacking at its now closed News of the World weekly tabloid.

News Corp said Saturday’s operation was the result of information it had passed to police.