Sun Journalists’ Re-Trial: Defence barristers claims “absurd”, judge rules

14 02 2015

Mr Justice SweeneyThe Lead Presiding Judge on the South Eastern Circuit has described the complaints of defence barristers about who was to preside over the re-trial of case against a number of Sun journalists as “absurd” and “misconceived”. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts – Martin Hickman

22 01 2015

New Sunday Sun tabloidThe jury at The Sun Six trial at Kingston Crown Court was today discharged after failing to reach verdicts on most of the 14 counts. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Two Sun journalists cleared of conspiring to make illegal payments to police officers – Martin Hickman

16 01 2015

John EdwardsJohn TroupTwo journalists, Sun picture editor John Edwards and the paper’s former district reporter John Troup, were today cleared of conspiring to make illegal payments to public officials. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Judge continues summing up prosecution and defence cases – Martin Hickman

6 01 2015

Kingston Crown CourtThe jury in the Sun Six trial will retire to consider its verdicts later today or Wednesday morning, the judge told Kingston Crown Court yesterday. Judge Richard Marks QC told the 12 jurors in the case that he was half way through his summing up. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Judge’s summing up, seven issues for the jury to consider – Martin Hickman

5 01 2015

New Sunday Sun tabloidIn summing up to the jury at the Sun Six trial Judge Richard Marks QC told them that they they should consider seven issues while deliberating on their verdicts. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Reporter was subject to no allegations for 5,984 days of 6,000 he worked for the paper, Court told – Martin Hickman

20 12 2014

John TroupA tipster who supplied a story to the Sun about the death of a prisoner in solitary confinement at a Category A prison may have been pretending to be a prison officer, a court was told yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Jury urged to put aside moral reservations about false expenses claims – Martin Hickman

19 12 2014

Dudman SunGraham Dudman was “diametrically opposed” to paying the routine payment of cash to sources while he was managing editor of the Sun, the paper’s corruption trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Picture editor was “acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague” – Martin Hickman

18 12 2014

John EdwardsThe Sun’s picture editor, John Edwards, was simply acceding to requests from a longstanding colleague when he responded to emails from a reporter asking for money to pay his sources, his lawyer said yesterday.

Mr Edwards is charged with one count of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office arising from his response to two emails sent to him by Jamie Pyatt, the paper’s Thames Valley reporter and former news editor Jamie Pyatt. He received another two emails by Mr Pyatt requesting payment but did not respond to them. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Stories about Broadmoor were justified, defence tells court – Martin Hickman

17 12 2014

The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The NewstandsThe Sun was justified in running stories about Broadmoor that the psychiatric hospital wanted to keep “hush hush”, a lawyer for one its journalists told a court today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Defence tells court, public has a right to know about high-profile patients inside Broadmoor – Martin Hickman

17 12 2014

BroadmoorThe public has a right to know what is happening to high-profile patients inside Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, the trial of Sun journalists for corruption was told yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »