Ex-missile systems worker jailed for breaching Official Secrets Act after last-second guilty plea

The former BAE Systems worker accused of sending details of a UK missile system to hostile foreign powers and of ignoring police demands to hand over his device passwords, has been jailed. Simon Finch, formerly of Swansea, was handed a four-and-a-half year prison sentence on Tuesday at the Old Bailey after changing his pleas to guilty halfway through his trial for breaching the Official Secrets Act and the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

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