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Man arrested over breach of the Official Secrets Act

A man has been arrested on suspicion of breaching the Official Secrets Act.The 31-year-old was arrested in Plymouth, Devon, at 6.40pm yesterday and taken to a local police station, where he remains in custody.

As well as being held under the Official Secrets Act 1911, he was also arrested on suspicion of theft. It is understood he is being investigated by SO15, Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command (CTC), although the offences are not terrorist-related.

Among individuals who have to sign the Official Secrets Act are security and intelligence staff, defence employees and civil servants.