Criminal law

By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint 09 October 17:22
A former prison officer who sold tips to the Daily Mirror about the mother of the murdered child known as Baby P has been jailed for 12 weeks.
By William Turvill 08 October 13:21
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has rejected a privacy complaint over a Mail on Sunday report that Nigel Farage (pictured, Reuters) had been questioned by police.
By William Turvill 08 October 9:56
Exaro editor Mark Watts has suggested the BBC’s Panorama programme on the Metropolitan Police’s VIP paedophile investigation was in “contravention” of guidance issued by the Attorney General’s Office.
By PA Mediapoint 07 October 9:36
Evidence given by former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks (then Wade) to MPs in 2003 backed up the belief of Sun reporter Jamie Pyatt that he was "not doing anything wrong" in handing over hundreds of pounds in cash to a serving police officer, a court heard.
By William Turvill 06 October 16:24
Metropolitan Police guidelines require officers to register “personal” relationships with journalists, consider the “motivation” of a drink offer and “avoid” the term off the record.
By William Turvill 06 October 8:36
Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre reportedly warned David Cameron against employing former News of the World editor Andy Coulson.
By PA Mediapoint 02 October 15:11
"Naming and shaming" Britain's youngest terrorist would only have "a limited deterrent effect", a judge has ruled.
By PA Mediapoint 01 October 12:55
A Sun news editor has told jurors that he is still answering questions about cash-for-stories allegations while his old boss Rebekah Brooks is "back in her job". Chris Pharo, 46, is on trial at the Old Bailey with district reporter Jamie Pyatt, 52 accused of aiding and abetting a Surrey Police officer to commit misconduct in a public office after the Elveden police investigation.
By PA Mediapoint 30 September 9:07
Rebekah Brooks brought a senior member of Sun staff to tears with a foul-mouthed text message when she edited the newspaper, the Old Bailey has heard.
By PA Mediapoint 29 September 16:40
Giving evidence at his trial, Chris Pharo told jurors how the Sun used scantily clad models pretending to be readers with problems for the regular feature in the tabloid.
By William Turvill and Press Association 29 September 11:07
A leading media lawyer has warned journalists that the Terrorism Act could be used by police to obtain source material.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 September 10:37
Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood is to face trial accused of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The news comes just after a year after he was suspended from his job following the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial. Mahmood was accused by the trial judge in that case of giving misleading evidence.
By William Turvill 28 September 12:45
Editors and publishers have been told that the Attorney General's Office is "monitoring" coverage of Operation Midland.
By William Turvill 24 September 9:35
Tony Gallagher fears the Bribery Act would have prevented The Daily Telegraph from exposing the MPs’ expenses scandal.
By PA Mediapoint 23 September 16:20
The Egyptian president has pardoned two journalists for Al Jazeera English and dozens of human rights activists.
By PA Mediapoint 23 September 15:59
The Sun paid Amanda Watts, 44, from Suffolk, £2,100 for five pieces of information which resulted in five stories about the troubled singer who was in Highpoint prison.
By PA Mediapoint 23 September 13:33
A senior Sun news editor and reporter have gone on trial accused of paying a "secret police informant" for tips.
By William Turvill 22 September 13:28
The Met said issued a statement last night following reports raising criticism about Operation Midland, which was launched following historical claims that a VIP paedophile ring including MPs were linked to the murder of three children between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s.
By PA Mediapoint 22 September 12:25
Then head of news Chris Pharo and district reporter Jamie Pyatt were allegedly involved in a corrupt relationship with a Surrey police officer.
By PA Mediapoint 22 September 8:35
While working as a detention custody officer, Mark Blake, 42, was paid nearly £8,000 for tips about the Colnbrook secure immigration removal centre (pictured, Reuters) which resulted in ten stories being published by the tabloid newspaper over three years.