27 Feb '12, 2pm

UK tabloid The Sun had 'network of corrupt officials': Police

LONDON (AFP) - Journalists at Britain's best-selling tabloid The Sun had a 'network of corrupted officials' who provided them with stories in return for cash payments, a top police officer said on Monday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers of Scotland Yard told an official inquiry there was a 'culture' at the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper of paying police as well as the military, health workers, government and prison staff. Since November, detectives have arrested 10 current or former journalists from The Sun over illegal payments, as well as a serving police officer, a Ministry of Defence worker and an army officer. But Mr Murdoch, who shut down the tabloid's sister paper the News Of The World over a phone-hacking scandal last year, has pledged his support for the title, launching a Sunday version of The Sun at the weekend. Please enable JavaScript to view the comme...

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