British embassy guard charged with spying for Russiaon April 6, 2022 at 3:44 pm

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David Ballantyne Smith, 57, is charged with nine offences under the Official Secrets Act.

The British Embassy in Berlin

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A security guard at the British embassy in Berlin has been charged with spying for Russia.

David Ballantyne Smith, 57, is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, charged with nine offences under the Official Secrets Act.

The UK national was arrested by German authorities on 10 August.

The offences are alleged to have been committed between October 2020 and August 2021.

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