LONDON (AP) -- British police say a prison officer has been arrested in an inquiry into alleged bribes paid to public officials by the country's tabloid press.
The 31-year-old was detained Tuesday at his home in Northampton, central England, on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and misconduct in a public office.
Police said he is the 44th person to be arrested in the inquiry being conducted alongside investigations into tabloid phone hacking and other privacy breaches.
New investigations began after revelations that the now-defunct News of the World, a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, illegally accessed the cellphone voice mail messages of scores of people in the public eye.
Scotland Yard said the latest arrest came after information was passed to police by the management standards committee of Murdoch's News Corp.