According to a report from the BBC on Tuesday, three individuals suspected of espionage activities on behalf of Russia within Britain have been apprehended and formally charged. These arrests are part of a significant national security inquiry.
The defendants are Bulgarian nationals alleged to be working for Russian security services, the BBC said.
They were held in February under the Official Secrets Act by counter-terrorism detectives at London’s Metropolitan Police, which has a policing responsibility for espionage, the report added.
The Metropolitan Police had no immediate comment when contacted by Reuters.