Ex-policeman admits to selling story about John Terry to newspaper

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A former Surrey policeman passed on information to a UK tabloid newspaper in 2009 regarding a shoplifting incident involving John Terry's mother, a court has heard.

A former Surrey police officer has admitted to selling a story about Chelsea captain John Terry's mother to The Sun.

Alan Tierney pleaded guilty to two offences of misconduct in a public office at the Old Bailey as part of an investigation into corrupt payments, which is running alongside Scotland Yard's Operation Weeting concerning phone hacking, according to BBC News.

The 40-year-old passed on information to the tabloid newspaper regarding Terry's mother, who was cautioned for shoplifting in 2009, a court has heard.

Tierney, who also admitted to selling a story about Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood, is due to be sentenced on March 27.

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