Judge: Cynical acts of betrayal are 'profoundly corrosive'

Passing sentence on both men in separate hearings today, the Judge, Mr Justice Fulford said:

This country has long prided itself on the integrity of its public officials and cynical acts of betrayal of that high standard have a profoundly corrosive effect.

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Officials jailed for selling info

Former prison officer Richard Trunkfield has been sentenced to 16 months for selling information about James Bulger's killer Jon Venables to The Sun. Ex-PC Alan Tierney was jailed for 10 months for details about the arrest of John Terry's mother.