Sunday, November 11, 2007

British 'spy' arrested in Russian secrets plot

By Sean Rayment and Jasper Copping Last Updated: 4:11am GMT 11/11/2007

A former British soldier has been arrested on suspicion of spying for the Russian intelligence services, it can be disclosed today.
Peter Hill, a former Territorial Army trooper in the Royal Armoured Corps, was detained under the Official Secrets Act, for allegedly attempting to sell classified military documents to the Russians.
Peter Hill is reportedly being questioned for attempting to pass secrets to the Russians
He was arrested following a Metropolitan Police "sting" in which an undercover officer was understood to have posed as a Kremlin agent. Hill, 23, described as an "opportunist", is understood to have been under surveillance for some time and was arrested in Leeds last Wednesday evening, within minutes of the alleged exchange taking place.;jsessionid=VP2KAZSIF0EZTQFIQMGSFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/11/11/nspy111.xml

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