Operation Elveden: Nine in court charged in probe into corrupt payments

10:57 05 September 2013

A police officer, a prison officer and two former journalists are among nine people who appeared in court this morning charged in relation to an investigation into corrupt payments to police and public officials.

Graham Dudman, the former managing editor at The Sun; Greig Box Turnbull, a former journalist at the Daily Mirror; Darren Jennings, an officer with Wiltshire Police; Grant Pizzey, a prison officer at HMP Belmarsh in south east London; and his partner Desra Reilly, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

Sun journalist Vince Soodin; John Troup, who used to be a journalist at the same paper; Alan Ostler, who was formerly an assistant technical instructor at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire; and Marc Alexander, a former prison officer at HMP Holloway in north London, also appeared for the brief hearing.

The defendants appeared side by side in the dock with Ostler sitting in front of the other eight.

They spoke only to state their dates of birth and addresses before they were told to appear at the Old Bailey for a preliminary hearing on September 18.

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