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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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Sun Six Trial: Sun Executive in charge of cash for sources did not know how often payments made to public officials – Martin Hickman

Graham DudmanThe Sun executive in charge of doling out cash to reporters for their sources today said he did not know how often payments were made to public officials. Giving evidence at The Sun Six trial, Mr Dudman told the court that on rare occasions The Sun did pay officials for information but said he did not know how much cash went to them, saying: “I don’t have the paperwork.” Continue reading

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