July 11th, 2012

Mirror Man Nicked

Two more hacks have been nicked this morning as part of the police investigation into press corruption, with one of them named as the Mirror‘s crime reporter Justin Penrose:

That’s the same Justin Penrose who told Leveson in January: “The main ethical issue is that we never pay police officers for stories“. He was on oath…

Things are also starting to look pretty awkward for former Mirror editor Richard Wallace after he admitted to Brian last year:

To the best of my knowledge I have never made, authorised or been privy to any payments to members of the police. However, on occasion we have paid public sector employees (connected with the health and prison services) for information about prisoners or prison conditions.

Guido wonders who will be next to hear the doorbell ring at five in the morning…

UPDATE: The other hack arrested is said to be the Daily Star Sunday’s Tom Savage. His identity was revealed after his own website “where am I?” feature pointed to Dulwich nick.


10 Comments

  1. 1
    BBC says:

    MURDOCH!

  2. 2
    towerofbabble says:

    Moron!

  3. 3

    Never let the truth get in the way of a good reflection.

  4. 4

    Interesting move. Note that Trinity Mirror have been using ex police snappers from Newspics.co.uk – run by Matt Sprate a former Met police survellience snapper – who offer to pay thousands of pounds to police,nurses, prison and probation officers to get secret stuff on celebrity affairs. Somehow Trinity Mirror won’t respond to me. See http://bit.ly/Odal2Y for full facts on this one

  5. 5
    misterned says:

    from the BBC.

    Two journalists arrested in corrupt payments inquiry
    Breaking news

    Two journalists have been arrested in south-east London and Kent by detectives investigating corrupt payments to officials.

    Officers from Operation Elveden – the Metropolitan Police probe into alleged inappropriate payments to police and public officials – made the arrests.

    A 37-year-old man was arrested at his home in Kent and a 34-year-old man arrested in south-east London.

    The men are being questioned at police stations in Kent and south-east London.

    Not a mention of the mirror

  6. 6

    You must know where lots of bodies are buried. And suspect where loads more are.

    Keep at it and good luck!

  7. 7
    keredybretsa says:

    That is heavy, a crime reporter being nicked. Now he can really report first hand and super exclusive what it’s like to get the old collar felt!

  8. 8
    Brown Out and pay me damages says:

    Another example of this being a cultural problem and not unique to NI.

  9. 9
    Anonymous says:

    The fact that somebody has been arrested means nothing. The police, especially since they have been shown to be inept, will nick at the slightest suggestion if somebody’s name has come up. I wouldn’t be too quick to judge if I was you…. and perhaps, if you were brighter, I would be asking why the institution of the police is being so pro-active and what this means for our society………

  10. 10

    Daily revelations that dodgy journalists bribed corrupt cops but never any stories about the corrupt cops who accepted the bribes.
    Police officers swear an oath to uphold the law journalists don’t
    www. policeexpenses . co.uk Ian Puddick


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