UK: Court clerk guilty of taking bribe

An east London-based court clerk has become the first person to be convicted under new wide-ranging bribery legislation.

Munir Yakub Patel, 22, agreed to use his position as an administration clerk at Redbridge Magistrates’ Court to avoid putting details of a traffic summons on a court database in exchange for �500.

Patel, of Green Lane, Dagenham, Essex, admitted the charge at Southwark Crown Court.