Pole in Plymouth tries to sell British nuclear secrets to Polish gov't
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A Polish immigrant stole secret documents about British nuclear submarines from a neighbour and tried to sell them to his government for £50,000, a court heard on Monday.
Polish government didn't want its secrets. Photo: wikipedia.org
Marcin Kostrzewa, 31, of Plymouth, Devon, allegedly broke into Shane Spencer’s next-door flat and took the restricted files.
Kostrzewa allegedly took the documents after searching online for terms such as ‘spy games’, ‘spies’ and ‘secret documents’ - then contacted the Polish embassy and tried to sell the papers.
A UK security services agent posed as a Polish intelligence officer in a sting operation against the would-be spy.
Spencer, who worked as a submarine engineer at the naval base, first met Kostrzewa in late 2011 when the Pole had knocked on his door to complain about noise. Kostrzewa then kept turning up at weekends and in the evenings with alcohol. Spencer in the end refused to answer the door to him and he could be heard saying ‘you reject me, you reject me’.
Kostrzewa has entered a not guilty plea. (an)
Source: Daily Mail