Sun deputy editor charged

The Sun's deputy editor Geoff Webster has been charged over allegedly authorising two illegal payments to public officials.

Sun's deputy editor charged over alleged illegal payments

The Sun's deputy editor Geoff Webster has been charged with two counts of alleged misconduct in public office in 2010 and 2011.

The first offence relates to allegations that Mr Webster, between July 2010 and August 2011, authorised payments totalling £6,500 for information supplied by a public official to one of his journalists.

The second offence relates to an allegation that in November 2010, Mr Webster authorised a payment of £1,500 for information provided by an unknown public official.

– Alison Levitt, QC, Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions

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