Glasgow paper linked to police corruption probe

Two police officers have been reported to the procurator-fiscal in Glasgow for corruption after allegations they sold information to a unnamed Glasgow-based newspaper.

The men, both Strathclyde Police officers, are alleged to have accepted payments in exchange for confidential data about other officers.

Joseph Docherty and John McGee have been suspended while investigations into allegations of corruption and wrong-doing take place, said a spokeswoman for Strathclyde Police.

The suspensions story was broken by Lucy Adams, home affairs correspondent of The Herald in Glasgow.

She revealed that the paper’s representatives could face charges of attempting to corrupt an official.

Adams says that the officers had been accused of selling documents and confidential information for up to £250 a story.

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