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Ex-NotW reporter conviction quashed

Published 08/07/2015

The Court of Appeal is due to hand down its ruling on Ryan Sabey's case
The Court of Appeal is due to hand down its ruling on Ryan Sabey's case

A former News of the World royal reporter who was found guilty of getting scoops from one of Prince Harry's comrades has had his conviction quashed.

While working at the now-defunct Sunday tabloid, Ryan Sabey, 35, was accused of cultivating his contact Paul Brunt, 33, who was in the same regiment as the young royal.

Sabey was found guilty of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office following an Old Bailey trial.

At the Court of Appeal, the Lord Chief Justice quashed the conviction on the grounds that the jury was misdirected by the trial judge.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders has already announced she would not pursue his case.

Lord Thomas confirmed there would be no retrial.

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