Good night. Three Bulgarian citizens suspected of spying for Russia have been indicted by anti-terror detectives following a major national security investigation.
Elsewhere, a 99-year-old man is among hundreds of people over the age of 70 who have been fined by closed-door courts for minor traffic offences.
Anti-terror police arrest three suspected Russian spies
Scotland Yard has revealed that five people, three men and two women, were arrested on suspicion of an offense under the Official Secrets Act on February 8. All five have been released on bail until next month.
Three of the individuals, Orlin Roussev, 45, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Bizer Dzhambazov, 41, of Harrow, north-west London, and Katrin Ivanova, 31, of the same address, have been charged with an offense under the Act of Identity Documents. .
jamie bullen writes that the trio have apparently lived in the UK for years and have worked a variety of jobs.
Details of 1,230 victims and witnesses released in Norfolk and Suffolk police data breach
The personal details of victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault have been revealed in a police data breach of more than 1,000 people, reports Will Bolton. Details of witnesses to criminal offenses were also included in the leak, police said.
Norfolk and Suffolk police said they had identified the issue, which involved responses to freedom of information (FoI) requests for crime statistics between April 2021 and March last year.
Rishi Sunak determined to negotiate a UK-EU migrant return deal
Rishi Sunak is determined to negotiate a migrant return deal with the EU to address the small boat crisis despite Brussels pushback from Britain, reports Carlos Hymas and maiden jack.
Downing Street said the prime minister “remained open” to taking forward negotiations on a return deal between the UK and the EU as a way of discouraging migrants from crossing the Channel.
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metropolitan police | Six former police officers have been charged following an investigation into alleged racist and misogynistic messages exchanged on WhatsApp.
Pictured: Ex-Royal Marines ‘fought Peruvian pirates armed with oars’
Two former commandos described their escape after they were ambushed and shot during the Amazon River expedition.