icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

65yo female govt contractor arrested by counterterrorism police under Official Secrets Act

65yo female govt contractor arrested by counterterrorism police under Official Secrets Act
A 65-year-old woman contracted to work for a government department has been arrested by Scotland Yard’s counterterrorism command on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act.

She was arrested at an address in North London by officers “acting upon intelligence received,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

They said she was “contracted to carry out work for a government department,” but did not release any more details about where she had been working.

Officers are carrying out a search at an address in North London as part of the investigation.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of an offence contrary to section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911.

The legislation is designed to protect against the leaking of sensitive information, and a wide range of government workers are required to sign statements agreeing to abide by its restrictions.

Podcasts