Operation Elveden

By PA Mediapoint | 29 Jun 2015
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital has been jailed for two years for selling stories about some of Britain's most notorious killers to the News of the World and Mirror newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford | 17 Jun 2015
Thursday 15 December 2011 is a day former News of the World journalist Lucy Panton says “will permanently be etched in my memory”.
By David Spens QC and Tom Coke-Smyth | 09 Jun 2015
Despite an apparent climbdown from Operation Elveden, the risk of a criminal prosecution for paying public officials for stories, even when the story is clearly in the public interest, is now higher than ever for journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Jun 2015
A prison service “whistleblower” paid for stories by the Daily Mirror was today jailed for 20 months after his identity was revealed to the Met Police.
By Dominic Ponsford and PA Mediapoint | 29 May 2015
Sun reporter Anthony France has today been sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for two years.
By Mark Abbott | 27 May 2015
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 2015
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 William Turvill | 22 May 2015
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.
By William Turvill | 12 May 2015
Sun crime reporter Anthony France paid a police officer more than £20,000 for 38 stories over three years, the Old Bailey was told this morning.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer | 05 May 2015
Legal history was made today as officers from the Met Police applied to a judge to view two journalists’ phone records.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Journalists forced to keep silent for years because of the Contempt of Court Act have grasped the opportunity to speak out about their Operation Elveden ordeals.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Cleared former Mirror journalist Greig Box-Turnbull has condemned Rupert Murdoch's "betrayal" of journalists' sources and a police "assault" on public interest journalism.
By Dominic Ponsford | 27 Apr 2015
Former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman was greeted with a round of applause from assembled journalists as he left the Old Bailey a free man this morning.
By William Turvill | 24 Apr 2015
The Sun's online news editor Vince Soodin has condemned Operation Elveden for turning into "a probe into unauthorised leaks to journalists – whether they were paid for or not".
By Dominic Ponsford and William Turvill | 23 Apr 2015
Former News of the World reporter Lucy Panton has spoken out for the first time about her four-year, "hellish ordeal" after she was formally cleared in court today.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
It is difficult to over estimate the damage done by Operation Elveden since it began in June 2011.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
It is nearly four years after the start of Operation Elveden and the subsequent arrest and/or charging of at least 34 journalists.
By Dominic Ponsford | 20 Apr 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service has indicated that journalists are unlikely to face prosecution for misconduct in public office in future for cases which do not involve police officers.
By William Turvill | 20 Apr 2015
A Conservative MP has reportedly called for an inquiry into the Crown Prosecution Service for the “persecution” of Sun journalists.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 20 Apr 2015
Cleared Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe has called for the chief of Met Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions to resign.

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