From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Former PC and ex-prison officer jailed for Sun links
Wednesday 27 March 2013
A former police constable and a prison officer were jailed for selling information to the Sun newspaper today.
Mr Tierney sold details of the separate arrests of footballer John Terry’s mother and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, while Mr Trunkfield passed on details about one of James Bulger‘s killers, Jon Venables.
Both men admitted misconduct in public office earlier this month.
Mr Trunkfield has since resigned from Woodhill prison and Mr Venables is no longer being held there, the court heard.
Mr Trunkfield received 16 months, while Mr Tierney was jailed for 10 months.
Passing sentence on both men in separate hearings, Mr Justice Fulford said: “This country has long prided itself on the integrity of its public officials.
“Cynical acts of betrayal of that high standard have a profoundly corrosive effect.”
- Former PC Alan Tierney jailed for selling stories to The Sun (independent.co.uk)