England. Man accused of spying for Hong Kong found dead in park

A man accused in Britain of spying for Hong Kong has been found dead in a park, British police said on Tuesday. Matthew Trickett was arrested earlier this month along with two other men as part of the same investigation. They were all released on bail but are scheduled to appear in court this week.

Matthew Trickett, 37, previously served in the Navy, then as a border guard at London Heathrow Airport and has worked at the Immigration Office since February this year.

On Monday, May 13, he appeared in court for a preliminary hearing along with two others arrested earlier this month as part of the same investigation. All three were released on bail but ordered to report to police weekly. They were again produced in court this Friday.

He was found dead in the park

Meanwhile, Thames Valley Police announced on Tuesday that Trickett was found dead on Sunday afternoon in a park in Maidenhead, about 40 km from London. Police are treating her death as unexplained and are appealing for anyone who was in the park at the time and anyone with information to come forward.

They were to collect information related to the “Foreign Intelligence Service”.

The other two defendants are 38-year-old Chi Leung (Peter) Wai, a dual British and Chinese border guard at Heathrow, and 63-year-old Chung Biu Yuen, a retired Hong Kong police officer who worked in the Hong Kong economy. and trading office in London.

According to the charges brought against them, they all admitted to “assisting the Foreign Intelligence Service” between December 20 and May 2 last year and “providing substantial assistance to a foreign intelligence agency conducting operations related to information, surveillance and fraudulent activities. United Kingdom.” “. It was confirmed that it was the Hong Kong Intelligence Service.

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A day after the charges were laid, China’s ambassador was summoned to the British Foreign Office and told of his country’s actions against the UK, including espionage, cyber-attacks and paying for information that led to the arrest of Hong Kong citizens holding British foreign passports. are unacceptable.

In response, the Chinese embassy said the UK had “staged a series of allegations against China” and that Chinese espionage and cyber attacks were “baseless and slanderous”.

Main photo source: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PAB

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