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Selling stories about notorious convicts to the tabloids stokes the mob mentality | Deborah Orr

PUBLISHED March 29, 2013

Richard Trunkfield, a former operational support officer at Woodhill prison, has become one of the first people to plead guilty to charges made as a result of the police's Operation Elveden investigation into illegal newsgathering. Trunkfield made £3,450 by selling details of the incarceration of James Bulger's killer, Jon Venables, to the Sun newspaper. He has been jailed for 16 months.

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