Charging decision in relation to allegations that a police officer passed confidential information to a journalist about Operation Weeting – Crown Prosecution Service

“Statement from Alison Levitt QC, Principal Legal Advisor to the Director of Public Prosecutions:

On the 2 April 2012 the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police Service requesting charging advice in relation to two suspects. The first is a serving Metropolitan Police Officer in the Operation Weeting team whose name is not in the public domain. He is currently suspended. The second suspect is Amelia Hill, a journalist who writes for The Guardian newspaper.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th May 2012