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Sun journalist guilty over payments to police officer

A Sun journalist has been found guilty of getting story tips from a police officer.

Anthony France will be sentenced later this month. Credit: Getty

Crime reporter Anthony France, 41, started a "corrupt relationship" with Pc Timothy Edwards over four years.

While working at Heathrow Airport in SO15 counter-terrorism command, PC Edwards, 49, sold 38 stories and tit-bits of information to the journalist in exchange for more than £22,000.

The court heard that Edwards passed on details ranging from airline pilots being breathalysed to a drunken model flying into a rage after "catching her boyfriend romping with a woman next to him".

Mr France will be sentenced on May 29.

MoD official's leaked scoops to The Sun 'contemptible'

Bettina Jordan-Barber, a senior official at the Ministry of Defence who leaked scoops to The Sun, gave the newspaper details about the death of Major Matthew Bacon, who was killed in Iraq in 2005.

His father Roger Bacon told ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies that Jordan-Barber's actions were "contemptible":

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