Fomer policeman jailed for selling information to the Sun

An ex-Surrey police constable has been jailed for selling information to the Sun.

Alan Tierney was sentenced alongside prison officer Richard Trunkfield at the Old Bailey.

Information sold by Tierney included details of the arrest of John Terry’s mother, while Trunkfield disclosed information concerning one of the killers of James Bulger.

Both admitted misconduct in public office.

(Source: Press Gazette)




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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