Former Pc admits selling secrets to the Sun newspaper about the arrest of John Terry"s mother for shoplifting

Former Pc admits selling secrets to the Sun newspaper about the arrest of John Terry's mother for shopliftingAlan Tierney sold information about arrest of John Terry's mother Sue
Tierney also sold information about arrest of Rolling Stone Ronnie WoodPrison officer Richard Trunkfield admitted leaking high profile inmate detailsTierney and Trunkfield were arrested under Operation Elveden

By
Helen Lawson

PUBLISHED:

12:29 GMT, 8 March 2013

|

UPDATED:

14:14 GMT, 8 March 2013

Alan Tierney, pictured arriving at the Old Bailey this morning, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office after selling information to the Sun newspaper

Alan Tierney, pictured arriving at the Old Bailey this morning, pleaded guilty to misconduct in public office after selling information to the Sun newspaper

A former police officer and a prison officer both admitted selling secrets to the Sun newspaper today.

Alan Tierney, a former Surrey police constable, pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office at the Old Bailey after he sold information about the arrests of John Terry’s mother Sue and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood in 2009.

Prison officer Richard Trunkfield, 31, from Moulton, Northamptonshire, admitted leaking information about a high profile prisoner to the newspaper.

He pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office between March 2 and April 30, 2010.

Tierney, from Hayling Island, Hampshire, was released on bail and will be sentenced on March 27.

Mr Justice Fulford warned him that 'all options remain open'.

Tierney,
40, admitted one count of the offence between March 26 and April 3,
2009, and the second between December 2 and 7, 2009.

Tierney
and Trunkfield were arrested as part of Operation Elveden, which was
set up to investigate allegations of newspapers paying police officers
for information.

Tierney sold details about Sue Terry
and Sue Poole, the mother and mother-in-law of former England football
captain John Terry, being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in Surrey
for 1,750. They accepted cautions.

He
also sold details about the arrest of guitarist Wood, 65, on suspicion
of beating up his then-lover Ekaterina Ivanova, who is in her 20s. Wood
also accepted a caution.

Tierney sold details about Sue Terry and
Sue Poole, the mother and mother-in-law of former England football
captain John Terry, being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting in Surrey
for 1,750. They accepted cautions.

He
also sold details about the arrest of guitarist Wood, 65, on suspicion
of beating up his then-lover Ekaterina Ivanova, who is in her 20s. Wood
also accepted a caution.

Trunkfield
leaked information about a high profile inmate while working at high
security Woodhill prison near Milton Keynes for 3,350.

Alan Tierney also sold information about the arrest of John Terry's mother and mother-in-law

Alan Tierney also sold information about the arrest of John Terry's mother and mother-in-law

Ex-Surrey police officer Alan Tierney admitted leaking a story that Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, left, allegedly assaulted his then girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, right, in December 2009

Ex-Surrey police officer Alan Tierney admitted leaking a story that Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, left, allegedly assaulted his then girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, right, in December 2009

Tierney and Trunkfield appeared at the Old Bailey in central London today to admit selling secrets to The Sun newspaper

Tierney and Trunkfield appeared at the Old Bailey in central London today to admit selling secrets to The Sun newspaper