Screw accused of selling info to Sun
HMP Woodhill prison officer Richard Trunkfield is to be charged with leaking information about a high-profile prisoner to the Sun newspaper for money, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
Mr Trunkfield, who was a prison operational support officer at the prison near Milton Keynes, is accused of committing misconduct in public office.
It is alleged that he provided the information to the Sun in 2010 and was paid £3,350.
The man who blew up his Oldham house in a massive gas blast last June that killed his two-year-old next-door neighbour was jailed for 10 years today.
Andrew Partington caused an explosion that obliterated his rented home and neighbouring terrace houses in Shaw. The body of toddler Jamie Heaton was found in the wreckage.
Mr Partington pleaded guilty in November to manslaughter and eight charges of destroying houses in the June 26 blast.
Protesters are to mount a demonstration in Sheffield next week against plans to open a lap-dancing club.
Sheffield Council is to consider an application for a licence to open the club in Steel City House, a Grade ll listed building.
The demonstration takes place from 1.15 pm at Sheffield town hall on Monday, February 25.
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