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Ex-policeman and prison worker jailed for selling information to 'The Sun'

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A former policeman and ex-prison officer have both been jailed today for selling information to The Sun newspaper.

The judge Mr Justice Fulford passed sentence on Richard Trunkfield, 31, and Alan Tierney, 40, today (March 27). Both men had previously pleaded guilty after their arrest by officers working on Operation Elveden.

Mr Justice Fulford said: "This country has long prided itself on the integrity of its public officials and cynical acts of betrayal of that high standard have a profoundly corrosive effect."

Trunkfield, from Moulton, Northamptonshire, admitted selling information about James Bulger's killer Jon Venables to the tabloid when he worked at high security Woodhill Prison near Milton Keynes - though the court was told that Venables is no longer at Woodhill.

The former prison worker had pleaded guilty to a count of misconduct in a public office between March 2 and April 30, 2010 and was given a ten-month sentence.

Also today, former Surrey policeman Tierney, of Hayling Island, Hampshire, was jailed for 10 months after admitting two counts of misconduct in a public office dating back to 2009.

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Tierney had divulged details about the arrest of Chelsea footballer John Terry's mother Sue Terry and his mother-in-law Sue Poole on suspicion of shoplifting, and of the arrest of Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood on suspicion of assaulting his then-girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova.

He had been paid £1,250 for the information. Wood, Terry and Poole had accepted cautions for the offences.

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