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  • 7 February 2013, 11:53

Ex-Policeman Faces Charges Over Sun Payments

A former police constable is to face charges over claims he sold information to journalists at The Sun newspaper.

Alan Tierney, who used to work for Surrey Police, was allegedly paid £1,750 for giving details of two cases that were linked to high-profile individuals.

He is accused of passing on information about a domestic violence case, including the name and address of a witness, as well as details of a shoplifting offence.

The details were allegedly handed over in 2009.

The Crown Prosecution Service said Mr Tierney will be charged with two counts of misconduct in public office.

He will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on a later date.

Alison Levitt QC, principal legal adviser to the Director of Public Prosecutions, said prosecutors had also considered information relating to a member of the public but decided there was insufficient evidence to take further action.

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