Contractor denies secrecy breach

A former defence contractor has denied leaking ‘highly sensitive’ secrets after a year-long counter-terrorism probe. Simon Finch, 49, is charged under the Official Secrets Act with making a ‘damaging disclosure’ of information last October. The Welshman appeared at the Old Bailey via videolink from HMP Swansea wearing a blue prison issue jumper. The offences are said to have happened ‘on or around 28 October 2018’ and were followed by a year-long investigation by its counter-terrorism unit. Finch will face a…

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