Three individuals have been charged with serious offences under the National Security Act, as part of an extensive investigation led by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, supported by Counter Terrorism Policing teams in the North East and South East.

The three men—Chi Leung (Peter) Wai, 38, of Staines-upon-Thames; Matthew Trickett, 37, of Maidenhead; and Chung Biu Yuen, 63, of Hackney—have been charged with assisting a foreign intelligence service, contrary to section 3(1) and (9) of the National Security Act 2023, as well as foreign interference, contrary to section 13(2) and (7) of the same Act.

The charges pertain to activities allegedly conducted in collaboration with Hong Kong’s intelligence services.

Commander Dominic Murphy, Head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command, stated, “This operation is not connected to a recently reported Counter Terrorism Policing investigation linked to Russia. A number of arrests were made and searches carried out across England as part of this investigation. While led from London, the Counter Terrorism Policing network has been crucial to disrupting this activity, and we have worked closely with the Crown Prosecution Service since the start of the investigation.”

Despite the seriousness of these offences, Commander Murphy reassured the public, stating, “We do not believe there to be any wider threat to them. This investigation remains ongoing, but now that charges have been brought, I urge people not to speculate or comment further in relation to this case.”

The investigation led to the detention of 11 individuals under section 27 of the National Security Act 2023. The arrests included eight men and one woman in Yorkshire on May 1, followed by the arrest of another man in London and one more in Yorkshire the next day. Warrants for further detention were obtained for ten of the men, with seven men and one woman subsequently released by May 10.

The three charged individuals appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 13. They are scheduled for further proceedings as the investigation continues.

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George has a degree in Cyber Security from Glasgow Caledonian University and has a keen interest in naval and cyber security matters and has appeared on national radio and television to discuss current events. George is on Twitter at @geoallison
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John (@guest_819118)
12 days ago

Now look at the universities. Stop issuing visas. Lastly? Like ex RAF pilots teaching Chicoms western tactics? Treat all such individuals as traitors. Dream? Return of the death penalty for treason.

Coll (@guest_819151)
12 days ago
Reply to  John

Yes, British universities are bowing to Chinese students that trying and silence people that speak the truth about Chinese history. There have been incidents where a Chinese student threatened to to chop off the hands, report the student’ to CCP police because another Chinese Student promoted democracy on a window of a music workshop in America. The threatening student got a light sentence.

Coll (@guest_819156)
12 days ago

There’s too many CCP spies in the UK that are threatening others because they don’t China, CCP, or Xi Xi ping being criticised. There have been reports of incidents involving Chinese diplomats and alleged espionage activities i.e hacks. This is pretty bad in UK universities, where a lecturer at a London university was fired for talking about the Tieandiman square. China has a network of “secret police stations handlers” across the world to track down that works with the Embassys to track down Chinese dissidents and handle students. Not to mention the Manchester Embassy incident in 2022. France also prosecuted… Read more »

Chris (@guest_819365)
12 days ago
Reply to  Coll

There needs to be a huge, concerted effort by western intelligence to get rid of this sh**.

It’s totally against every western value we have. Governments look the other way because they don’t want to upset the money train.

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Daniele Mandelli (@guest_819172)
12 days ago

Good to see the CTUs doing CE work. They and the SS have been criticised for too much emphasis on CT. The CE area needs more emphasis now.