Edward Devenney
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Submariner Edward Devenney admits collecting secret code

A Royal Navy submariner has admitted breaching the Official Secrets Act by collecting classified coding programmes that could be useful to UK enemies.

Edward Devenney, 30, originally from County Tyrone, admitted gathering details of "crypto material" - programmes used to encrypt secret data.

The BBC's Gordon Corera said the petty officer thought he had organised a meeting with two Russian secret agents, but in fact they were undercover security service officers.

  • 13 Nov 2012