Eric Roberts
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MI5's wartime agent revealed as bank clerk

A wartime spy who infiltrated a group of British Nazi sympathisers has been identified as a bank worker from Surrey.

Eric Roberts was responsible for uncovering scores of would-be traitors, according to documents released by the National Archives in Kew.

Mr Roberts posed as an undercover Gestapo officer to gather information.

BBC London's Victoria Hollins spoke to Dr Richard Dunley of The National Archives, Kew, and historian Professor Christopher Andrew.

Pictures courtesy of British Pathé and the RBS Archives

  • 24 Oct 2014