News International's policy of trawling internal logs for evidence of possible wrongdoing and handing over a succession of Sun journalists to police for questioning is having a "damaging affect on morale and confidence" among the paper's journalists, according to the NUJ.
Crime editor Mike Sullivan, former managing editor Graham Dudman (pictured), ex-deputy editor Fergus Shanahan and head of news Chris Pharo were all questioned for up to 16 hours on Saturday after being arrested by officers from the Met investigating corruption allegations.
The latest arrests came after that of district reporter Jamie Pyatt on suspicion of making illegal payments to police in November and the dismissal of ex-features editor Matt Nixson in July. Nixson is pursing a case for unfair dismissal.
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