DETECTIVE INSPECTOR JOHN REDGRAVE and DETECTIVE CONSTABLE MICHAEL CHARMAN have been suspended and on full pay for five years the Met admitted. Both men take a combined annual salary of around £75,000, amounting to a taxpayers bill of £375,000 for staying at home.
They were charged with offences under the Official Secrets Act and perverting the course of justice.
The Met refused to discuss the case and said ' it can take some time to sort these things out.'
THE ANTI-CORRUPTION SQUAD in the period of 2002 reluctantly published figures to the public saying that 121 people in the police had been charged --- police officers and ex-police personnel. The report indicated 66 criminals and others seeking to corrupt officers were also listed.