Woodhill Prison officer jailed for selling stories


A Woodhill Prison officer has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for selling stories about John Venables to newspapers.

Scott Chapman, of Seaton Crescent, Corby, was accused of selling information to various national newspapers. John Venables was the

Venables, along with friend Robert Thompson, was jailed for life in 1993 for murdering toddler James Bulger; he was given a new identity after being released on licence.

The Old Bailey heard that Chapman started selling stories about Venables when he was returned to prison in 2010.