Met: 'Corruption of this kind will not be tolerated'

Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Briggs, is overseeing the inquiries into phone hacking, corrupt payments and other privacy breaches.

Speaking outside court, after a senior counter-terrorism detective was found guilty of offering to leak information to the News of The World on the phone-hacking inquiry, he said.

It's totally unacceptable for a serving police officer to leak confidential information to journalists for private gain. In doing so they let down the public and they let down their hard-working honest colleagues.

To act in that way is a gross breach of public trust. I hope today's verdict demonstrates our commitment to rooting out this kind of corruption and demonstrates that corruption of this kind will not be tolerated in the Metropolitan Police Service.

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