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:
Trinity Mirror confirms that Sunday Mirror journalist Justin Penrose has been arrested by Operation Elveden officers
— lisa o'carroll (@lisaocarroll) July 11, 2012
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.