April Casburn
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Detective 'offered NoW leaks for cash'

A former counter-terrorism detective offered information about the phone hacking inquiry to the News of the World for money, a court has heard.

Det Chief Insp April Casburn is accused over Operation Varec, which considered whether Scotland Yard's inquiry into phone hacking should be reopened.

Prosecutor Mark Bryant-Heron said she "sought to undermine a highly sensitive and high profile investigation".

Ms Casburn denies one charge of misconduct in public office.

June Kelly reports.

  • 07 Jan 2013