Police officer charged in UK bribery probe
London: British prosecutors are charging a former police officer with leaking information to a tabloid newspaper.
The Crown Prosecution Service said on Thursday that Alan Tierney, a former constable with Surrey Police, faces two charges of misconduct in public office.
Prosecutors say that in 2009 Tierney sold information about a shoplifting incident and a domestic violence incident to Rupert Murdoch`s Sun newspaper for a total of 1,750 pounds (USD 2,750). They say both incidents were linked to "high-profile people."
Tierney is the latest person to be charged in connection with phone-hacking, bribery and other wrongdoing by Britain`s tabloid press.
The investigation has led to dozens of arrests and to criminal charges against police officers and journalists, including Prime Minister David Cameron`s former communications chief.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Afzal Guru row: Why no action against supporters at JNU?
- Afzal Guru row: Why no action against supporters at JNU?- Part V
- DNA: Analysis on Ishrat Jahan encounter case
- DNA: After JNU, anti-India slogans at Delhi’s Press Club of India
- Afzal Guru row: JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested
- ISI trains JeM, LeT terrorists: Former Pak president Pervez Musharraf
- Kumar Vishwas' birthday bash: Ajit Doval, BJP and RSS leaders attend; Arvind Kejriwal missing
- Afzal Guru row: JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar arrested by Delhi Police
- Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna reaches home, police and family remain tight-lipped over her recovery
- Fitoor movie review: Tabu overpowers, Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur leave a lasting impact!