Former police officer Alan Tierney, from Hayling Island, Hampshire, has been released on bail after admitting to selling information about the arrests of John Terry's mother and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood to the Sun newspaper.
Tierney will to be sentenced on March 27. Mr Justice Fulford, sitting at the Old Bailey, warned him that "all options remain open". Tierney pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office.
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