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South Yorkshire woman admits selling military secrets

A pharmacy assistant from South Yorkshire who worked at a military training centre has admitted misconduct in a public office for selling stories to a newspaper.

Tracy Bell, 35, from Goldthorpe, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to one count of the offence between October 17, 2005 and July 7, 2006, during which time she received around £1,250 for five articles published in The Sun newspaper.

At the time she was a Ministry of Defence employee working at Sandhurst Medical Centre, where army officers receive initial training.

Bell will be sentenced in October, and she has been released on bail.

Police officer charged with misconduct

A serving police officer has been charged with misconduct in a public office. PC Simon Jones, who is 32 and based at Worksop police station, has been suspended from duty since an allegation that he had had sex while on duty was reported in March this year.

He has been bailed and is set to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday 23 August. Anyone who believes they may have information that is relevant to this inquiry is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101.

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