Monday 23 October 2017

Ex-policeman admits he sold stories to 'Sun'

A former policeman and a prison officer admitted that they had sold stories to British newspaper 'The Sun'.

At the Old Bailey in central London, Alan Tierney and Richard Trunkfield pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office for selling stories to the redtop. Tierney, then a constable with Surrey Police, in 2009 sold 'The Sun' information about the arrests of the footballer John Terry's mother and the Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood in return for £1,750 (€2,008).

In 2010, Trunkfield (31) a prison officer at Woodhill Prison, sold the paper information about an unidentified high-profile prisoner in return for £3,350.

Tierney, from Hayling Island, Hampshire, was released to be sentenced on 27 March. Mr Justice Fulford warned him "all options remain open".

Irish Independent

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