Sun Six Trial: only the Bribery Act made it “quite clear” to Sun journalists they should not pay public officials

22 11 2014

The SunOnly the introduction of the 2010 Bribery Act made it “quite clear” to Sun journalists that they should not pay cash to public officials, The Sun Six trial heard yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Six Trial: Surrey Police officer assisted Sun with stories from other sources, jury hears – Martin Hickman

21 11 2014

PoliceSun reporter Jamie Pyatt picked up stories from sources other than a Surrey police officer who was receiving cash payments from the paper, he told The Sun corruption trial today. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazher Mahmood: Silence from Met, CPS and Attorney General as Lord Goldsmith Calls for Re-examination – Whilst Beckham Kidnap Lawyers Call for an Inquiry

20 11 2014

MahmoodA week ago today, BBC finally aired the long awaited Panorama exposure of Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood after a battle between lawyers from both camps at the High Court before the judge eventually ruling against Mahmood’s application for injunction to halt the programme. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun Six Trial: Reporter admits to paying police officer for stories but says he did nothing wrong – Martin Hickman

20 11 2014

Sun journalist Jamie Pyatt arrives at court in LondonA Sun reporter admitted yesterday that a string of stories about ongoing police investigations, celebrities and high-profile murderers and rapists published in Britain’s best-selling paper had been supplied by public officials for money. Read the rest of this entry »

Case Law: ABC v DEF, Defendant spared custodial sentence on harassment contempt application – Max Campbell

20 11 2014

Royal Courts of JusticeIn ABC v DEF ([2014] EWHC 3346 (QB)), the Claimant applied for committal of the Defendant to prison for contempt of court for repeated breaches of a harassment injunction.  Mr Justice Stuart-Smith found the Defendant to be in contempt and but imposed a suspended sentence rather than an immediate sentence of imprisonment. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun ‘Mobile Phone’ Trial: ‘Disgraceful … unacceptable’ says former Surrey police chief of paid for police-leaks

19 11 2014

???????????????????????“Leaking for money is disgraceful, unacceptable, and breaches everything police officers stand for in their jobs,” a former Surrey Assistant Chief Constable told an Old Bailey Court today in the trial of senior Sun journalist Nick Parker and two others. Read the rest of this entry »

Sun ‘Mobile Phone’ Trial: Journalist transcribed contents of Labour MP’s stolen phone, court told

19 11 2014

Siobhain mcdonaghMichael Parroy QC continued in his opening address to the jury at Court 11 of the Old Bailey where senior Sun journalist Nick Parker faces three charges of ‘aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office’ as well as two charges of computer misuse and handling stolen goods in relation to the mobile phone of former Labour Deputy Chief Whip, Siobhan McDonagh. Read the rest of this entry »


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