'A former Scotland Yard chief has revealed that police officers were paid up to £30,000 for information by journalists in 'clandestine' money drops at branch of McDonald's.*The news was revealed today as The Metropolitan Police asked the Independent Police Complaints Commission to investigate such payments.
Deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick said he understood that News International was handing over details about a handful of corrupt police officers who had been paid in exchange for tip-offs about stories.'
Read more: 'News International Handed Police Envelopes Stuffed with £20k in Wapping McDonald's'