A POLICE officer from Harnham has been charged by detectives investigating misconduct by public officials.

Darren Jennings, 40, who is a serving Wiltshire Police officer, was charged on Tuesday with misconduct in public office on or around September 6, 2010.

It has been reported that he allegedly provided information to the Sun newspaper in relation to a police officer who was facing criminal proceedings, and sought payment of £10,000 in exchange for personal background information about the officer.

He is the 48th person to be charged under Operation Elveden.