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Sun Six Trial: Reporter did not know he was paying a prison officer, court hears – Martin Hickman

POLICE Prison 1Sun reporter John Troup did not know he was paying a prison officer for an exclusive story about a prisoner’s death at a Category A jail, a court heard yesterday.

Giving evidence at The Sun Six  trial, Mr Troup agreed with the Crown’s counsel that he had entered into an agreement to pay a tipster for information about the suicide of a hitman at HMP Whitemoor in Cambridgeshire.

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Sun Six Trial: Reporter never wrote story for which he sought £300 cash to pay prison officer, Court hears – Martin Hickman

John TroupA Sun reporter never wrote a story for which he asked a manager for £300 cash to pay a prison officer, he told a court today. John Troup told The Sun Six Trial that “on the balance of probabilities” he believed his colleague Simon Hughes – who is not on trial – wrote the story about a hanging at HMP Whitemoor.

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