Ex-police chief and his lover found shot dead in porch of their home 'after neighbours spotted bloodstains on window' Police were called to the house on the Moonrakers estate in DevizesBody of former police inspector Bill Dowling and his partner were found Both victims appeared to have sustained gunshot woundsNeighbours called police after seeing the bodies in the porch Wiltshire Police said the news will 'shock the community' By Andy Dolan and Luke Salkeld PUBLISHED: 08:33 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:50 GMT, 4 March 2013 Ex-police chief Bill Dowling was found shot dead at his home in Moonrakers, Devizes A retired police inspector and his girlfriend were found shot dead at his home, it emerged yesterday. The bodies of Bill Dowling, 59, and a woman named locally as Vicky, were lying in the blood- spattered porch.
Sun reporter and former police officer face corruption charges over alleged payments for information The Sun newspaper's defence editor Virginia Wheeler will face charges Paul Flattley, who was a Metropolitan Police constable, is also facing prosecution for allegedly conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:59 GMT, 23 January 2013 | UPDATED: 02:53 GMT, 23 January 2013 A senior reporter at the Sun and a former policeman are to face criminal charges over alleged corrupt payments for information. Virginia Wheeler, who is the newspaper’s defence editor, and Paul Flattley, who was a Metropolitan Police constable, were told yesterday they are to be prosecuted for allegedly conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office. Virginia Wheeler, the Sun's defence editor, will face charges over alleged corrupt payments for information It is alleged the officer was paid at least 4,000 in cheques and 2,450 in cash in exchange for information, including details linked to the death of a 15-year-old girl, the Crown Prosecution Service said