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Ex-TA Soldier tried top sell secrets to Russia

#3
Erm this story is a little old, first got reported in November. The c*nt was BUOTC and then transferred to a TA unit when he finished. He has been subject to much abuse on the BUOTC facebook group.
 
#4
The "explosives" that were found was some Hexy blocks! :roll:


TA Spy Story.........

The official story

Peter Hill, a former Territorial Army trooper in the Royal Armoured Corps, was detained last Wednesday under the Official Secrets Act, for allegedly attempting to sell classified military documents to the Russians. Mr Hill is understood to have been subject to surveillance by both MI5 and the police.

But when addresses in Leeds were searched, material was allegedly found that led to him being charged under the Explosive Substances Act. Last night, Hill, of Lambert Street Skipton, was bailed by police over the spying allegations. Although the alleged offence took place in Leeds, the serious nature of the case meant the Scotland Yard-based Special Branch, a part of the Metropolitan Police, was involved.

Hill, who is understood to have recently been working as a bailiff, was questioned at a police station in Leeds. Other accounts describe him as a risk analyst.

Charges against him say Hill had "an explosive substance, namely component parts including sodium chlorate, sugar, hexamine tablets, matches, bearings, a metal hollow tube and acetone".

The material is understood to be related to his service with the Territorials and has nothing to do with his alleged spying.

The Telegraph has accounted for this as a sting operation whereby he was approached by undercover agents posing as Russian spies. It has ben confirmed that the attempt to sell secrets relates to governmental rather than commercial concerns such as arms companies. The mainstream media has bought the line that this is evidence to back up the claims made about Russian spies made by the head of MI5 last week. They are happy to parrot the line that the explosives charge and questioning under the Official Secrets Act are entirely unrelated.

There are as usual a number of unanswered questions.

As a former trooper in the TA, how likely is it that he would have had access to top-grade secrets? Are the Russian secret services so desperate that they would want to deal with a TA trooper?

The explosive components: Hexamine is a solid fuel which in tablet form is used by the military and relief organizations for heating camping food or military rations. It burns smokelessly, has a high energy density, does not liquify while burning and leaves no ashes. It can be used in the production of explosives such as RDX
Sodium chlorate comes in dust, spray and granule formulations. There is a risk of fire and explosion in dry mixtures with other substances, especially organic materials, that is other herbicides, sulfur, phosphorus, powdered metals, strong acids. Particularly when mixed with sugar it has explosive properties.
Acetone (also known as propanone, dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone, propan-2-one and β-ketopropane) is a colorless, mobile, flammable liquid. It is the simplest example of the ketones. Acetone is miscible with water, ethanol, ether, etc., and itself serves as an important solvent.

Hill has been charged with possession of these for possible unlawful reasons. Here is another instance of the explosives act being used where a white suspect is concerned rather than the terrorism legislation used to target Irish, Muslims etc Naturally if Hill was Muslim there would be a media scrum outside his house.

Moreover, it seems a very big coincidence that he was active in Skipton, Leeds so close to where some of the alleged 7/7 bombers were based

Apparently, his bail conditions include that he must live at an address in Colne, Lancashire rather than his Skipton home.

Interestingly, it seems that Peter Stephen Hill stood as a Conservative for election to Pendle Borough Council in May for the Waterside ward which is close to Colne. He was not elected to the council as he only got 171 votes.
 
#7
He is a traitor to this country. He was found out and yet he has the arrogance to criticise our country's intelligence service for their investigation of him. If a british subject attempts to sell secrets to another country that person should lose their liberty for a couple of decades and then be put on a plane out to the country they preferred and betrayed us for. That's if he's still alive by then of course :twisted:
 
#12
Mr Hill is now embarrassed by his unsophisticated attempt to sell what he regarded as completely harmless military information to the Russians, but is critical of the huge lengths MI5 and the Metropolitan Police's counter-terrorism command went to during an elaborate operation which ended with his arrest in Leeds in November.

deserves a good kicking but hardly worth paying to keep in jail for more than a week
though sounds like should be given the option to "volunteer" for operation certain death :twisted:
 
#13
How would any other nation in the world react to someone who attempted to sell secrets to another country? Death would be the starting point surely?
Why is it we hear about his embarassment? Why is we hear implied criticisms about our security service? Why is it we regard it as a non story?
This country has gone to the dogs- not by accident but by design. Successive governments have over the past four decades worked against this country and taken it apart piece by piece and have not been held accountable. Now we have a mere bit part player who also attempted to betray this country and the security service is verily mocked for their work and the man is allowed freedom and a voice.
So it's ok to attempt to sell secrets to other countries now and there will be no consequences?

Jesus wept
 
#15
TheBigUn said:
Charges against him say Hill had "an explosive substance, namely component parts including sodium chlorate Wilkinson's weedkiller , sugar for his brew , hexamine tablets to cook in the field with , matches and? , bearings could be for anything , a metal hollow tube a piece of pipe perhaps? and acetone his girlfriend's nail polish remover ".
And this is enough to be charged with having an explosive substance? Ye gods!
 
#18
Re the explosive story. Posts are all correct that individually there is an inncoent explanation (hexamine is a smokeless fuel, sodium chlorate is a weedkiller, acetone is a nail varnish remover). However all three are major components in home made explosive manufacture. But then again all three exist at my parents household. So the factual matrix is all and I doubt the papers could be bothered to check any sort of level of such detail.
 
#20
I bet the Russian's actually smiled at that one, maybe even a little giggle. I'm sure there's nothing he can tell them that they don't know already. What a knob.



I wonder if they know that I had to pay for my own laundry and that leaky shower head?
 

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