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Woman released under investigation on suspicion of Secrets Act offence

The 65-year-old was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command.

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The woman was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command (Sean Dempsey/PA)

The woman was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command (Sean Dempsey/PA)

The woman was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command (Sean Dempsey/PA)

A woman arrested on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act has been released pending further investigation.

The 65-year-old, who is contracted to carry out work for a government department, was held in north London on Wednesday.

She was arrested by officers from Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism command on suspicion of an offence contrary to Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911.

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(Nick Ansell/PA)

(Nick Ansell/PA)

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(Nick Ansell/PA)

The Metropolitan Police said on Thursday: “She was subsequently released under investigation.

“Officers have also completed a search at an address in north London as part of the investigation.

“Inquiries continue.”

PA