Police and Crime Commissioner Kevin Hurley has decided on a permanent 20% deduction on the pension of 40-year-old Alan Tierney, who was jailed earlier this year for misconduct in public office.
A former Surrey Police officer who was jailed for selling information to The Sun newspaper will be allowed to keep most of his pension.
Alan Tierney, (pictured), was sentenced at the Old Bailey in March to 10 months in prison, having pleaded guilty to two counts of misconduct in public office.
The 40-year-old from Hayling Island in Hampshire admitted selling details about the arrests of Rolling Stone guitarist Ronnie Wood and footballer John Terry’s mother, Sue Terry, to the tabloid in 2009.
The county’s police and crime commissioner, Kevin Hurley, applied to Home Secretary Theresa May for authority to make a deduction from Tierney’s pension.
This was granted and although up to 65% of the pension could have been forfeited, Mr Hurley decided to make a permanent deduction of 20%.
The decision followed consideration of the circumstances of the case and mitigation submitted by Tierney.
Information about the offences came to light during Operation Elveden – Scotland Yard’s investigation into payments by journalists to public officials.
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