• Short Summary

    LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WILLIAM OWEN, ARRESTED ON A CHARGE OF BETRAYING OFFICIAL BRITISH SECRETS LAST THURSDAY, MADE HIS SECOND LONDON COURT APPEARANCE TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR A FURTHER EIGHT DAYS.

  • Description

    LABOUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT WILLIAM OWEN, ARRESTED ON A CHARGE OF BETRAYING OFFICIAL BRITISH SECRETS LAST THURSDAY, MADE HIS SECOND LONDON COURT APPEARANCE TODAY (MONDAY) WHEN HE WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY FOR A FURTHER EIGHT DAYS.

    THE 68-YEAR-OLD POLITICIAN HAS REPRESENTED A NORTH ENGLAND CONSTITUENCY IN PARLIAMENT FOR THE LAST 16 YEARS. OWEN HAS BEEN A LEADING FIGURE IN ENCOURAGING EAST-WEST TRADE RELATIONS AND HE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF A COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING TOURISM IN EAST GERMANY.

    AT HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON FRIDAY, OWEN WAS CHARGED UNDER THE OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT WITH PASSING SECRET INFORMATION OF POSSIBLE USE TO AN ENEMY DURING AN EIGHT YEAR PERIOD FROM 1961. IF CONVICTED, HE FACES A SENTENCE OF UP TO 14 YEARS IMPRISONMENT.

    DURING TODAY'S BRIEF HEARING IN LONDON'S BOW STREET COURT, OWEN WAS REFUSED BAIL. HE COVERED HIS HEAD WITH A NEWSPAPER AS HE WAS DRIVEN FROM THE COURT.

    A FORMER WELSH MINER, OWEN IS MARRIED AND HAS TWO CHILDREN. HIS HOME IS A MODEST SUBURBAN HOUSE IN SOUTH-WEST LONDON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7ROAS29FANUKLC2OB1PB1TV8T
    Media URN:
    VLVA7ROAS29FANUKLC2OB1PB1TV8T
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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