Scottish Sun news editor reported to procurator fiscal

THE news editor of The Scottish Sun, Gill Smith, has been reported to the procurator fiscal.

Says a Strathclyde Police statement: “Officers from Operation Rubicon have reported a 40-year-old female to the procurator fiscal for a number of breaches of the Data Protection Act in relation to obtaining personal data from members of the public.”

Both STV and the BBC cover the story, Operation Rubicon being an investigation by Strathclyde Police into allegations of phone hacking, breach of data protection and perjury.