Sun Four Trial: “No limits” on who the Sun would pay for stories, Court told

12 02 2015

SunThe former chief reporter for The Sun has agreed that there were “no limits” on who the paper would pay for information, including the police, prison officers and nursing staff at state hospitals. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Prime Minister starts every day by reading the Sun, Court told

12 02 2015

Cameron SunThe Prime minister starts every day by reading The Sun a jury was told yesterday. The claim came during the testimony of the tabloid’s former chief reporter John Kay, who when challenged by the judge about how he would know that replied “I can assure you of that” Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: “More to life that PCC Code’s version of the public interest”, Sun Deputy Editor told police [Corrected Post]

2 02 2015

sun-getcccctyThe deputy editor of The Sun told police that there was “more to life” than the “public interest” as defined by Press Complaints Commission code of practice and “If newspapers just dealt with matters of public interest as defined by the PCC code none would be sold”, a court heard on 29 January. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Reporters “worked in fear” of Rebekah Brooks, Court told

28 01 2015

Rebekah Brooks at Leveson inquiryA News UK employee has testified in court that staff “worked in fear” of Rebekah Brooks when she edited the Sun as “people were hired and fired on a regular basis”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Leaks led to Sandhurst security being “stepped up”, court told

28 01 2015

SandhurstA former army officer testified yesterday that information about the Royal Princes published in The Sun was “very worrying” and led to a “stepping up of security”. Giving evidence in London’s Old Bailey Colonel Roy Parkinson a former staff officer at Sandhurst said that “attempted and successful intrusions” by the media when Prince William and Prince Harry were cadets led to “security having to be beefed up for everyone”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Army Officer was paid £5000 for Prince William Bikini Picture, Court told

23 01 2015

Duncan LarcombeA former Sandhurst instructor was paid £5,000 by News International for a picture of the heir to the throne in a green bikini a jury was told yesterday. However, despite the purchase of the bikini picture being authorised by then Sun editor Rebekah Brooks, the newspaper never published the photograph and instead used a mock-up featuring an actor. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Senior Soldier tells jury he found the revelation of his personal reasons for leaving the Army “intensely stressful”

21 01 2015

Old-BaileyA senior military officer told a jury today that he had found his personal reasons for leaving the army being revealed “intensely stressful”.

Colonel Robert Seddon, the former Army Principal Ammunition Technical Officer responsible for dealing with dealing improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, told the court that one of the reasons he left the army was the death of Captain Dan Reid. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Top Bomb Disposal Expert “Shocked” and “Upset” at Sun Story

20 01 2015

_47904371_seddon512The former senior Army bomb disposal officer with the Royal Logistic Corps was shocked to be told the news of his resignation was to appear in The Sun, a jury was told yesterday. Colonel Robert Seddon was warned by another officer that his decision to resign his post was to appear on the front page of the tabloid who had not contacted him before the piece was published. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Army officers knew “power of the Sun”, jury told

17 01 2015

IMG_1002The “power of The Sun” was recognised at the top levels of the army a government ‘spin doctor’ has testified in court. James Shelley, the head of public relations at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) told the jury at the trial of four journalists for the tabloid that the military used the paper to place “good news stories” about the armed services. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Military source had highest level of security clearance, court told

15 01 2015

Ministry of DefenceA jury at the trial of four Sun journalists has heard that a civil servant accused of leaking information to the newspaper had the highest possible security clearance. Read the rest of this entry »