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Female contractor, 65, arrested by counter-terror police

A female government contractor has been arrested in north London today by counter-terror police.

Scotland Yard said the 65-year-old woman has been detained on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act.  

The woman, who is paid on a contracted basis to carry out work for a government department, was arrested this morning by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.  

A female government contractor has been arrested in north London today by counter terror police (stock image of the Met’s specialist officers) 

Police said they were acting on intelligence given from a source.   

She was arrested for an offence contrary to section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911, and was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE). 

She currently remains in custody at a south London police station.

Officers are also carrying out a search at an address in north London as part of the investigation. 

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Scotland Yard said the 65-year-old woman has been detained on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act

Scotland Yard said the 65-year-old woman has been detained on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act

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