Submariner jailed over secrets

Submariner Edward Devenney has been jailed for eight years for trying to disclose secret movements of British nuclear submarines to MI5 agents posing as Russian spies.

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CPS: 'This was a classic story of betrayal'

This was a classic story of betrayal.

Edward Devenney was employed by the Royal Navy to protect this country from potential threats to our security.

Instead, he pursued a course of conduct likely to put his country at risk.

We rely on the men and women of our armed forces to keep us safe. It is hard to imagine a greater breach of that role than Devenney's actions.

– Mari Reid, unit head for the CPS counter-terrorism division

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