Public officials still offered thousands of pounds for scoops
Ex-police surveillance officer who had access to No 10 exposed in ‘bribes offer’By David Hencke | 4 July 2012 | 2 Related pieces
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Police and other public officials are still being offered thousands of pounds for information about the private lives of prominent people, Exaro can reveal.
The offer comes from an agency run by a former forensics and surveillance officer for Scotland Yard who carried out anti-terrorism duties during his 10-year police career.
As the picture taken from his Facebook page shows, Matt Sprake also had access to the cabinet room in Downing Street in the 1990’s. He is photographed posing in the prime minister’s chair.
Update 4 July 2012: Within hours of this story breaking, the agency pulled its entire website and put in place a holding page.