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Barnsley Woman Spared Jail After Leaking Information To Press

Friday November 29 2013


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A BARNSLEY woman who pocketed around £1,000 in exchange for information about Prince William and Prince Harry has been spared jail.

Tracey Bell, a pharmacist's assistant who worked at Sandhurst military college, received the money after leaking details to a tabloid newspaper.

Military bosses suspected the 35-year-old of the leaks after stories based on classified information appeared in the press.

Bell, from Goldthorpe, pleaded guilty to one charge of committing misconduct in a public office.

Sentencing Bell to a nine-month jail term, suspended for two years, Mr Justice Saunders said: "Not only was selling the information a breach of her duty as a public official, but also a breach as a medical professional."

Defending Bell, Japinder Singh said his client ‘showed remorse’ and had got her life back on track.

He added: "This whole experience has had a significant effect on her. There are no indications of her committing further offences."

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Reply Posted by stan on Friday November 29 2013 at 11:39
Having looked at some of the crimes that is being committed lately all you have to do is say sorry and you can get almost away with it. A few months community instead of Jail

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday November 29 2013 at 12:18
Should av locked her up for a bit silly sausage will learn her lesson then

Reply Posted by Warrior on Friday November 29 2013 at 16:49
She made a mistake not exactly Prison sentence tackle.

Reply Posted by TheGuardian on Friday November 29 2013 at 18:32
Treacherous

Reply Posted by Voice of reason on Friday November 29 2013 at 18:51
It wasn't as if she'd just let something slip she took money for information. Regardless of it been about princes how does she think terrorist attacks occur on military? It was basically greed and she didn't think what the impact could have been. Look at what is on the news at the minute. Attack on a soldier on UK soil in broad daylight.
Send her dooooooooooown mi lud

Reply Posted by TheGuardian on Friday November 29 2013 at 20:50
Voice of reason, case closed. Send her down

Reply Posted by lauren on Saturday November 30 2013 at 17:12
Thank u to all who av said send her to prison as some one has said above she thought of herself and the money she didn't think of the things that could follow after her leakin the info that she did so yes prison does seem to be the way to

Reply Posted by tokazchewtoy on Monday December 2 2013 at 08:44
Yer whoever posted pictures of harry naked shoild be jailed too.............no wait the opposite of that lol