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Arrest made in Germany as part of joint investigation

A 57-year old British national was arrested by German authorities on 10 August, as part of a joint investigation between the Met's Counter Terrorism Command and German counterparts.

The man was arrested in the Berlin area on suspicion of committing offences relating to being engaged in ‘Intelligence Agent activity’ (under German law).

Primacy for the investigation remains with German authorities. Officers from the Counter Terrorism Command continue to liaise with German counterparts as the investigation continues.

German federal prosecutors said the man - named only as David S - worked at the British embassy in Berlin. He allegedly passed documents to Russian intelligence ‘at least once’ in exchange for an ‘unknown amount’ of money.

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