British man arrested in Germany accused of spying for Russia
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 11/08/2021
A British embassy worker has been arrested in Germany on spying charges.
The British national, named as David S, was arrested in Potsdam after he allegedly worked “for a foreign secret service”, the German public prosecutor said in a statement.
The statement continued: “Until his arrest, David S worked as a local employee at the British Embassy in Berlin.
“On at least one occasion he forwarded documents obtained in the course of his professional activities to a representative of a Russian intelligence service.
“In return for providing information, the accused received cash in a previously unknown amount.”
The arrest is the result of joint investigations by German and British authorities.
David S is due to appear before a judge later today who will “decide on the execution of the pre-trial detention”, according to the statement.
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