Defence contractor accused of spying

A former defence contractor appeared in court accused of leaking ‘highly sensitive’ secrets after a year-long counter-terrorism probe. Simon Finch, 49, a BAE Systems worker, is charged under the Official Secrets Act with making a ‘damaging disclosure’ of information last October. The Welshman appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court wearing a black suit and yellow shirt with a patterned tie and spoke only to confirm his name, age and nationality. Scotland Yard have said the alleged offence happened ‘on or around…

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