Ex-officers jailed for leaks to the Sun

Details about Jamie Bulger killer among information sold to newspaper


A former police constable and a prison officer have been jailed for selling information to the Sun newspaper.

Ex-Surrey Pc Alan Tierney and Richard Trunkfield, who worked at high security Woodhill prison near Milton Keynes, were both sentenced at the Old Bailey in London.

Tierney, 40, sold details of the separate arrests of footballer John Terry’s mother and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, while Trunkfield passed on details about one of James Bulger’s killers, Jon Venables.

They both admitted misconduct in public office earlier this month.

Trunkfield has since resigned from Woodhill prison and Venables is no longer being held there, the court heard.

He received 16 months, while Tierney was jailed for 10 months.