Sun Six Trial: Reporter was subject to no allegations for 5,984 days of 6,000 he worked for the paper, Court told – Martin Hickman

20 12 2014

John TroupA tipster who supplied a story to the Sun about the death of a prisoner in solitary confinement at a Category A prison may have been pretending to be a prison officer, a court was told yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Jury urged to put aside moral reservations about false expenses claims – Martin Hickman

19 12 2014

Dudman SunGraham Dudman was “diametrically opposed” to paying the routine payment of cash to sources while he was managing editor of the Sun, the paper’s corruption trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Picture editor was “acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague” – Martin Hickman

18 12 2014

John EdwardsThe Sun’s picture editor, John Edwards, was simply acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague when he responded to emails from a reporter asking for money to pay his sources, his lawyer said yesterday.

Mr Edwards is charged with one count of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office arising from his response to two emails sent to him by Jamie Pyatt, the paper’s Thames Valley reporter and former news editor Jamie Pyatt. He received another two emails by Mr Pyatt requesting payment but did not respond to them. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Stories about Broadmoor were justified, defence tells court – Martin Hickman

17 12 2014

The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The NewstandsThe Sun was justified in running stories about Broadmoor that the psychiatric hospital wanted to keep “hush hush”, a lawyer for one its journalists told a court today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Defence tells court, public has a right to know about high-profile patients inside Broadmoor – Martin Hickman

17 12 2014

BroadmoorThe public has a right to know what is happening to high-profile patients inside Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, the trial of Sun journalists for corruption was told yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Defence speech, some stories from public officials so trivial jury should acquit – Martin Hickman

16 12 2014

Sun journalist Jamie Pyatt arrives at court in LondonSome stories published by The Sun as a result payments to public officials were so trivial that jurors should acquit the reporter who wrote them, his lawyer said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Defence attacks News International as an unreliable “copper’s nark” – Martin Hickman

15 12 2014

Police News InternationalBritain’s biggest newspaper group fed “misleading” and “incomplete” evidence to detectives about bribery of public officials including supplying barely any documents from its former chief executive Rebekah Brooks, a lawyer for a Sun journalist told the court today. Read the rest of this entry »








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