Prison Officer Jailed for Leaking Information

A former Prison Officer at HMP Belmarsh has been sentenced to twenty months' imprisonment, having been convicted of committing misconduct in a public office after a trial at the Central Criminal Court. Robert Norman was paid over £10,000 for providing information to a journalist, during a period between 2006 and 2011. The Common Serjeant of London rejected the suggestion that the officer was solely motivated by concerns about the running of the prison. The case was prosecuted by Julian Christopher QC