A Russian spy was arrested at Gatwick Airport on Monday night for allegedly spying for Vladimir Putin’s regime.
A man in his 40s was arrested by the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command under the Official Secrets Act as the Russian spy was trying to flee the UK.
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Counter Terrorism Command took the suspected Russian spy to Hammersmith police station in West London and is being held under the Act for spying and sabotage which is “useful to an enemy state.”
The joint operation involved the Metropolitan Police’s SO15 Counter Terrorism Command and the Security Service known to many as MI5.
A source told The Sun newspaper, “The suspect is believed to have been in the UK spying on behalf of the Putin regime.
“He was kept under observation and arrested as he arrived at Gatwick to try and fly out of the country.’’
The Metropolitan Police said, “Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested a man in his 40s at Gatwick airport on Monday. He remains in custody.”