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Man charged with Official Secrets Act offence

News   •   Oct 08, 2019 20:00 BST

A man has been charged with an Official Secrets Act offence following an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Simon Finch, 49, (18.03.70) of Swansea was charged with the following offence, contrary to section 2(1) of the Official Secrets Act 1989:
On or about the 28 October 2018 having been a crown servant or government contractor, made a damaging disclosure, without lawful authority, of information, relating to defence, which was in your possession by virtue of your position as a crown servant or government contractor

Finch has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 9 October.