Jury fails to reach verdict in trial of former Northamptonshire police commissioner Adam Simmonds

Former Northampotnshire police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds could face a retrial over allegations he leaking sensitive data after a jury failed to reach a verdict at Southwark Crown Court.

Friday, 21st July 2017, 9:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:28 am
A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of Adam Simmonds, despite 12 hours of deliberation.

Simmonds stood accused of passing on confidential information about a criminal investigation into Wellingborough MP Peter Bone and his wife Jeanette between November 2013 and May 2014.

No formal charges were brought against Mr and Mrs Bone, but Mr Simmonds, from Leicester, was later charged with breaching data protection laws.

Yesterday, following 12 hours of deliberation, a jury failed to reach a verdict on the former commissioner.

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Adam Simmonds stood accused of leaking sensitive personal data relating to Wellingborough MP Peter Bone.

He had denied the charge of unlawfully obtaining or disclosing personal data in the three-week trial, in which both Northampton North MP Michael Ellis and former Northampton South MP David Mackintosh were called to the stand to give evidence.

The prosecution in the case asked for seven days to consider a retrial, which was granted.

Mr Simmonds was elected as police and crime commissioner for Northampton in 2012, but chose not to stand for re-election in 2016.

No charges were brought against Peter Bone MP.
Adam Simmonds stood accused of leaking sensitive personal data relating to Wellingborough MP Peter Bone.
No charges were brought against Peter Bone MP.