A police raid at Channel Nine’s headquarters is part of an investigation into alleged child pornography offences by a A Current Affair staffer.
Police sources confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that this morning’s search of the offices in Willoughby, in Sydney’s north, came about after information was received relating to one of ACA’s employees.
As many as eight police officers entered the building at around 9:45am on Thursday.
Officers ordered staff to leave their offices as they searched the building and were later seen leaving with bags of evidence.
It is unclear what police were looking for.
New South Wales Police confirmed that a search had taken place but did not provide any further information.
A spokesman said: ‘Police have carried out enquiries in an office in Willoughby this morning. It relates to a personal matter of an employee.
‘There is no further information at this time.’
Director of news Darren Wick sent an email to staff shortly after the search began on Thursday morning.
It said: ‘I can confirm that officers from the New South Wales police have been at TCN this morning investigating matters relating to a staff member at A Current Affair.
‘It’s a personal matter that does not relate to the program or NINE.
‘We are co-operating with the police. However, we are not in a position to comment any further as this is an ongoing investigation.’
A Nine spokeswoman said: ‘The police are in the ACA offices doing an investigation and we are co-operating fully.
‘The matter is a personal one and not related to a story or the program.’
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