Woman arrested on suspicion of Official Secrets Act offence

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A woman has been arrested by Scotland Yard's counter-terrorism command on suspicion of an offence under the Official Secrets Act.

The Metropolitan Police said the 65-year-old woman, who is contracted to carry out work for a government department, was arrested at an address in north London on Wednesday by officers "acting upon intelligence received".

She was arrested on suspicion of an offence contrary to section 1 of the Official Secret Act 1911, and was detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.

The woman is in custody at a south London police station.

Officers are also carrying out a search at an address in north London as part of the investigation.