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Sun staff made 'illegal payments on grand scale', court hears

Six senior staff and journalists at the Sun newspaper made illegal payments to public officials on "a grand scale," a crown court jury has been told.

Prosecutors say the men conspired to pay officials from 2002-11, including police, prison officers and soldiers.

They are accused of buying confidential information about the Royal Family, celebrities and prison inmates.

The six men, who deny all the charges, include the Sun's news editor, picture editor and ex-managing editor.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK