A Royal Naval Petty Officer has been jailed for trying to pass secrets about Britain's nuclear submarines to men he thought were Russian spies.
They were in fact MI5 agents. Edward Devenney, who was based in Plymouth, has been jailed for eight years. Jonathan Gibson reports
A Plymouth-based Royal Navy petty officer has been jailed for eight years for trying to pass Britain's nuclear submarine secrets to men he believed to be Russian spies.
Edward Devenney was told he had betrayed his country and his colleagues, though the "Russians" were in fact from MI5.
But Mr Justice Saunders, sentencing him at the Old Bailey, said Devenney knew what he was doing when he met the two men in January.