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Russian 'spy' who had affair with MP can stay in UK

29 November 2011 Last updated at 22:51 GMT

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and worked for him has won her appeal against deportation.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission said it had seen nothing to prove Katia Zatuliveter was a spy tasked to seduce Mr Hancock.

The 26-year-old worked as a parliamentary researcher for the 65-year-old Portsmouth South MP.

The Home Office said it was disappointed but stood by its decision.

Gordon Corera reports.