Ex-Police Officer Admits Selling Secrets

A former police officer and a prison officer both admitted selling secrets to the Sun newspaper today (March 8).

Alan Tierney from Hayling Island - who used to work for the Surrey force - pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office at the Old Bailey after he sold information about the arrests of John Terry's mother Sue and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood in 2009.

Tierney has been released on bail to be sentenced on March 27. Mr Justice Fulford warned him that "all options remain open".

The 40-year-old admitted charges relating to offences in 2009.

Meanwhile prison officer Richard Trunkfield, who's 31 and from Moulton in Northamptonshire, admitted leaking information about a high profile prisoner to the tabloid.

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