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Issue No. 2407

Terror cop is jailed for leaks

A counter-terrorism police officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling stories to a newspaper.

Timothy Edwards received £22,340 from the paper between 2008 and 2011. 

A second officer, Sam Azuelos, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office and awaits sentencing.

Phone hacking trial nears end

The jury in the hacking trial was expected to consider its verdict as Socialist Worker went to press.

Former editor Rebekah Brooks, former spin doctor Andy Coulson and five others are on trial for offences related to phone hacking.

Vile attack on gay man at club

A 23 year old gay man may lose the sight in one eye after a homophobic attack in Vauxhall, south London. 

A man sprayed him in the face with ammonia as he stood outside a nightclub. 

The attack followed verbal abuse. Two other people were also sprayed.

Top cops try to block spy case 

Women who say they were deceived into relationships with undercover cops have accused police chiefs of making “absurd” and “shambolic” excuses.

Top cops claim that the accused won’t get a fair trial because of secrecy policy.


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Tue 10 Jun 2014, 20:37 BST
Issue No. 2407
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