TA officer charged with spying is released
Saturday 10 April 1993
Capt Carole Maychell, 34, was released from Queen Elizabeth military hospital in Woolwich, south-east London, more than four months after her arrest for allegedly passing secrets to the Russians over a 10-year period.
She had been under the supervision of a consultant psychiatrist for a week, although she had contacted news agencies to stress that her mental condition was good. Before being sent to the hospital, she had been held in solitary confinement for four months at the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester.
The Ministry of Defence yesterday confirmed that Capt Maychell had been released from arrest on Thursday, 'subject to conditions of residence and reporting', but it would not give details of the conditions. One officer, who declined to be named, said: 'You could liken it to a form of bail.'
Capt Maychell said: 'I'm very relieved to be free. I have been released from all form of arrest and can come and go as I please. I can't comment on my case except to say I look forward to clearing my name in court.'
The captain, an Intelligence Corps officer at Ashford, Kent, was arrested last November when 52 bags of documents were removed from her home in Morecambe, Lancashire. She was detained on the grounds that she had allegedly made two foreign trips without the permission of her commanding officer and had a classified document in her briefcase.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Trend which requires crisps, a fork and a strong stomach is sweeping Mexico's streets
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Parties threaten resort's image as a family destination
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Are you ready for Crazy Doritos, the red-hot snack food craze sweeping Mexico’s streets?
- 4 Drink alcohol and eat meat to improve male fertility - but cut down on coffee, studies suggest
- 5 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Isis in Kobani: US resupplies Kurdish fighters by plane - then Turkey allows reinforcements through its border
Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake report claiming the street artist's identity has been revealed
Super-sized ships arrive in Britain: How big can they get?
Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Negotiable: Randstad Education Hull: Year 1 Primary Supply Teachers needed for...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Plymouth: EY/KS1 Qualified Teaching Assistant J...
£21000 - £35000 per annum: Randstad Education Cambridge: Qualified and unquali...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Plymouth: KS1 & KS2 Teaching Job in Plymouth an...