Man charged over Sunday Times police leak

A Metropolitan Police staff member has appeared in court charged with misconduct and breaching the Official Secrets Act after secret documents were leaked to the Sunday Times.

Thomas Lund-Lack, 59, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command in connection with disclosures of information to a reporter.

He is charged with “wilful misconduct in a judicial or public office” by disclosing secret documents to a Sunday Times journalist, knowing that the information from the documents would be published.

The second charge relates to unlawful disclosure contrary to the Official Secrets Act 1989.

According to the charge, he “did without lawful authority make a damaging disclosure of information relating to security or intelligence, namely a Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre document”, which was in his possession by virtue of his position.

District Judge Caroline Tubbs remanded Lund-Lack in custody to reappear at the Old Bailey on 1 June.

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