Sun Four Trial: Defence barrister warned over “political comment”

14 01 2015

Fergus ShanahanThe defence counsel for the former deputy editor of The Sun was warned about making “political” comments in court. The presiding judge, Mr Justice Saunders was responding to a remark about cuts in the royal navy made by Vincent Coughlin QC “not being exclusive to anyone”, and reminded the barrister not to express such opinions “especially with a general election coming up”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Sun source told other staff not to speak to the media

13 01 2015

Bettina Jordan-BarberA senior Ministry of Defence civil servant who made over £100,000 selling stories to The Sun told other staff not to speak to the media a jury heard today.  Bettina Jordan-Barber, who worked for the MOD’s secretariat, was responsible for producing briefings on newsworthy incidents in the army. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Reporter guilty of “naked act of corruption”, court hears

8 01 2015

Duncan LarcombeProsecuting Counsel told the jury at the Sun Four Trial today that a Sun journalist paid an army officer for information on the Royal Princes. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Four Trial: Soldier’s death story a “belting exclusive splash”, court hears

8 01 2015

John KayA jury at the Old Bailey has been shown emails in which a Sun journalist describes a leaked story about the death of an army major in Afghanistan as a “belting exclusive splash”. Read the rest of this entry »