Submariner faces secrets charge

A Royal Navy submariner appeared in court yesterday charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act.

Petty Officer Edward Devenney, 29, from Northern Ireland, appeared in custody at Westminster magistrates' court accused of communicating information on 28 January that could be useful to an enemy of the state.

Mr Devenney did not enter a plea to the charge of disclosing information gained in contravention of Section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911.

District Judge Daphne Wickham remanded him in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 14 June.