CPS lawyer: Officer's conviction 'very serious offence'

Speaking outside court, Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Greg McGill said, "DCI Casburn has been found guilty of misconduct in public office - not only did she seek to divulge confidential information, she sought to leak details of a case to the very newspaper under investigation".

Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Greg McGill speaking outside the court
Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Greg McGill speaking outside the court Credit: ITV News

"This is a very serious offence and the jury has today agreed that DCI Casburn's actions were criminal", he added.

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Corrupt detective jailed

Detective Chief Inspector April Casburn has been jailed for 15 months after being found guilty last month of misconduct in public office for offering to sell information to the News of the World.