Friday, October 24, 2014   

Ex-British cop and jailer sold tips to Murdoch tabloid Sun
(03-08 18:48)

A former British police officer and ex-prison officer have admitted selling information to Rupert Murdoch’s Sun tabloid about high-profile individuals, media reports said today.
They are the first suspects held as part of a UK investigation into alleged illegal payments by British journalists to public officials to plead guilty.
The Guardian reported that Alan Tierney, an ex-Surrey police constable, and former prison officer Richard Trunkfield, both pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office at the Old Bailey today. Tierney admitted selling details of the separate arrests of John Terry's mother and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to the Sun. He will be sentenced on 27 March.
Trunkfield, 31, from Moulton, Northamptonshire, pleaded guilty to selling information about a "high-profile prisoner’’to the tabloid.
The pair were arrested as part of Scotland Yard's Operation Elveden inquiry into alleged illegal payments by journalists to police and other public officials.
On Wednesday, News Corp boss Australian Rupert Murdoch met 24 Sun journalists on bail after being arrested for alleged payments to police and public officials for stories, the Guardian said.
   
Other World breaking news:
Malaysian man crawls for 3 days after car smash (10-24 11:16)
NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city (10-24 11:11)
Italian PM vows to publish cost of EU institutions in budget row (10-24 11:05)
Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study (10-23 18:51)
France sends police reinforcements to Calais after migrant clashes (10-23 18:21)
New Japan minister hit by S&M bar scandal (10-23 17:23)
Ebola sleuths scour DR Congo jungle for source of outbreak (10-23 11:36)
Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack (10-23 11:14)
Two die in Sierra Leone riot sparked by Ebola blood testing (10-22 18:54)
Suspects retract claims they killed Brits: lawyers (10-22 18:50)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.