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11th Aug 2021

British man arrested in Berlin on suspicion of being a Russian spy

Charlie Herbert

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He has been accused of passing documents to the Russian intelligence services for cash.

German police have arrested a British man who works at the British embassy in Berlin on suspicion of being a spy for Russia.

The man has only been identified as David S. and was arrested on Tuesday. His apartment and workplace have been searched and he will appear before an investigating judge on Wednesday.

He is accused of passing on documents and information to the Russia in exchange for money.

According to Reuters, the chief federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement: “On at least one occasion, he passed on documents he had obtained in the course of his professional activities to a representative of a Russian intelligence service.”

“The accused received cash in an as yet unknown amount in return for his transmission of information,” it added.

The man was arrested in Potsdam, just outside of Berlin. He was employed as a local staff member at the embassy. His arrest was the result of a joint investigation by German and British authorities.

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