Five senior journalists with The Sun newspaper were arrested early Saturday as part of an investigation into the alleged bribery of police officers and other public officials, bringing the arrests of current or former Sun employees to nine. Rupert Murdoch pledged his continued support for the British paper, which he owns.

A police officer, a Ministry of Defense employee and a member of the armed forces were also taken into custody in the case, for suspicion of corruption, misconduct and conspiracy. –ARK

The Guardian:

[T]he journalists, who include the deputy editor, were arrested in connection with an investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

[News International chief executive Tom] Mockridge confirmed that the five Sun journalists involved are deputy editor Geoff Webster, picture editor John Edwards, chief reporter John Kay, chief foreign correspondent Nick Parker and deputy news editor John Sturgis.

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