Criminal law

By Dominic Ponsford 29 May 13:00
Sun publisher News UK has indicated that it won’t pay prosecution legal fees of £35,000 for its reporter Anthony France.
By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint 29 May 8:38
Sun reporter Anthony France has today been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.
By Mark Abbott 27 May 11:14
Mark Abbott, a criminal defence lawyer and partner at Blaser Mills law firm, acted as former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman's solicitor after he was arrested and charged under Operation Elveden.
By PA Mediapoint 27 May 8:50
A Broadmoor nurse from Somerset has admitted selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers. (Picture: Shutterstock)
By PA Mediapoint 26 May 14:25
Hacking phones was "systematic" at the News of the World, the perjury trial of the newspaper's former editor has heard.
By William Turvill 26 May 12:33
In his column on Saturday, Rifkind described being a celebrity journalist as “rubbish” and told how he “just couldn’t figure out how” to get stories like the red-tops.
By William Turvill 26 May 8:57
Mirror Group Newspapers has now been sued by nearly 100 actors, sports stars and other individuals in the High Court in the wake of the hacking scandal at the titles.
By PA Mediapoint 26 May 8:07
News of the World private investigator Glenn Mulcaire told journalists on the paper that he obtained the voicemail messages of missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler from a police source, a court heard.
By PA Mediapoint 22 May 16:31
A Sun journalist has been found guilty of paying a police officer for stories.
By PA Mediapoint 22 May 12:53
Crime reporter Anthony France, 41, is on trial at the Old Bailey over allegations he cultivated a "corrupt relationship" with PC Timothy Edwards over four years.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:47
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 16:54
The Daily Mirror built its circulation to more than 4.5m in the years after the Second World War with a mantra which Hugh Cudlipp described as "publish and be damned".
By William Turvill 21 May 16:38
Police are investigating a newspaper advert taken out by the family of a man convicted of murder calling for jurors to come forward.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 13:18
A former News of the World journalist has told a perjury trial that editor Andy Coulson suggested he would keep his job at the paper if he pleaded guilty to phone-hacking.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 9:11
More than £1 million in damages has been awarded to celebrities including Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost over phone-hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 18:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew phone-hacking was happening at the newspaper while he was editor, one of its former journalists has told a court.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 12:12
A Kent-based officer at a top-security prison became the "paid mole" of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over the course of five years, a court heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 12:08
Sun crime reporter Anthony France has revealed that he suspected a paid tipster for the paper was a police officer.
By PA Mediapoint 19 May 8:59
A Sun reporter told of his struggles against a "homophobic bully" boss as he launched a defence in his trial for paying an anti-terror police officer at Heathrow for tips.
By PA Mediapoint 15 May 13:04
He is accused of lying under oath during the 2010 perjury trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.

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