London (CNN) -- Three people, one of them a military veteran and another a journalist, were arrested Thursday in connection with an investigation into alleged bribery, police who are also investigating claims of phone hacking said.
The arrests are the latest in a series in connection with three linked police inquiries into alleged phone and e-mail hacking and illegal payments to police.
A 36-year-old man was arrested at his home address in Kent on suspicion of conspiracy to corrupt and suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in a public office, police said, and is being questioned.
News International confirmed that he is a journalist for The Sun, a daily tabloid newspaper owned by News International, a British arm of the News Corp. empire.
A 42-year-old man and 38-year-old woman also were arrested at their home address in Lancashire in northern England.