An Old Bailey jury has been dismissed after they failed to agree on a verdict in the case against Sun reporter Vince Soodin.
Soodin, 39, of Greenwich (pictured above: PA), was arrested in August 2012 and has spent a week in the dock at London's central criminal court.
He was accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office after The Sun paid a police officer £500 for a story tip. The prosecution has asked for a retrial.
The judge had earlier indicated he was willing to accept a 10:2 majority verdict by the jury, but none was reached.