It seems that more and more journalists want to befriend the police.
But this friendship hasn’t been well received in London, where two British tabloid journalists have been arrested on charges of bribing police offers for information.
“A 37-year-old man was arrested at his home in Kent and a 34-year-old man at his home in south-east London at approximately 6.00 hours this morning, on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office,” claimed a police statement.
These arrests are separate from the wider probe that was prompted by the phone-hacking scandal that shook Rupert Murdoch’s News International group last year, which forced Murdoch to shut down his News of the World tabloid.
The two detained journalists who are currently undergoing questioning in Kent and south-east London, are identified as Justin Penrose from the Sunday Mirror newspaper and Tom Savage from the Daily Star Sunday.
So far, about 40 people have been arrested via this probe into illegal payments made to public officials.