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Journalist and policeman charged in payments probe

A former Met Police officer has been charged in connection with alleged illegal payments for information and a Sun journalist will also be charged.

Paul Flattley, of Stockport, Cheshire, was charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office. He will appear in court on 11 February.

Sun defence editor Virginia Wheeler faces the same charge, the Crown Prosecution Service says.

Tom Symonds reports.

  • 22 Jan 2013