A MORRISONS' employee who lost the supermarket group more than £2 million with a "cold and calculated" fraud that affected 100,000 of his colleagues was today jailed for eight years.

Andrew Skelton, 43, a senior internal IT auditor, showed no emotion as he was led to the cells at Bradford Crown Court.

It had taken the jury under two hours to convict him of leaking sensitive payroll data on to a filing sharing website and posting it to the Telegraph & Argus and two national newspapers.

Skelton wanted to cause Morrisons financial loss and to damage its reputation after he was disciplined for using its mail room to send a legal high to an Ebay customer.

Although the substance, phenylethylamine, known as the love drug, was found not to contravene the Misuse of Drugs Act, Skelton was suspended from work for six weeks while it was tested by the police.

He was arrested at Morrisons headquarters in Gain Lane, Thornbury, Bradford, in May, 2013 and released without charge.

But he was disciplined for breach of company rules and lost an appeal against the warning.

Jailing Skelton, the Recorder of Bradford, Judge Roger Thomas QC, told him: "You harboured a very considerable grudge and bad feelings towards Morrisons. It was rankling very deeply and nastily with you."