Strabane submariner jailed for Official Secrets Act breach

A British Navy serviceman has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to pass nuclear submarine secrets to Russian spies.

30-year-old Edward Devenney, who is from Strabane, contacted the Russian Embassy offering information and later met two men he thought were spies in London.

Solicitor Richard Cannon read a statement on Edward Devenney's behalf:

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