Officers Admit Selling Secrets

8 March 2013, 12:29 | Updated: 8 March 2013, 12:33

A former police officer and a prison officer at Milton Keynes' Woodhill Jail have both admitted selling secrets to The Sun.

Ex Surrey Pc Alan Tierney pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office at the Old Bailey on Friday 8 March 2013 after he sold information about the separate arrests of John Terry's mother Sue and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood in 2009.

Prison officer Richard Trunkfield, 31, from Moulton, Northamptonshire, admitted leaking information about a high profile prisoner to the tabloid.

He pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office between 2 March and 30 April 2010.

Tierney, from Hayling Island, Hampshire, was released on bail to be sentenced on March 27. Mr Justice Fulford warned him that "all options remain open''.

Tierney, 40, admitted one count of the offence between 26 March and 3 April 2009 and the second between 2 and 7 December 2009.