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submitted 3 weeks ago by MicroWave@lemmy.world to c/world@lemmy.world

Matthew Trickett, 37, who was charged with surveillance of activists, was found on Sunday evening in Maidenhead park

A former Royal Marine commando who was charged with spying for the Hong Kong intelligence service has died, police have said.

Matthew Trickett, 37, who was on bail, was found by a member of the public in a park near where he lived in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Thames Valley police said officers attended and administered emergency treatment but he was pronounced dead at the scene in Grenfell Park on Sunday. The force said: “An investigation is ongoing into the death, which is currently being treated as unexplained.”

Trickett appeared in court along with two other men last week accused of monitoring, surveillance and harassment of pro-democracy activists in the UK.

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[-] BassTurd@lemmy.world 13 points 3 weeks ago

Sounds like the world got a little less shitty.

[-] manucode@infosec.pub 35 points 3 weeks ago

Are you sure he wasn't liquidated? To keep him from spilling secrets on that intelligence service?

[-] girlfreddy@lemmy.ca 5 points 3 weeks ago

Putin and Kim Jong Un are besties so ...

[-] BottleOfAlkahest@lemmy.world 6 points 3 weeks ago

Xi Jinping? Kim Jong Un is North Koreas Supreme leader.

[-] girlfreddy@lemmy.ca 3 points 3 weeks ago
[-] BottleOfAlkahest@lemmy.world 2 points 3 weeks ago

OK so Putin met with Kim Jung Un last year. He met with Xi Jinping yesterday. The article is about someone spying for Hong Kong which is in China. I must be missing something, the article didn't mention Hong Kong?

[-] BassTurd@lemmy.world 2 points 3 weeks ago

That could also be true.

[-] autotldr@lemmings.world 7 points 3 weeks ago

This is the best summary I could come up with:


Thames Valley police said officers attended and administered emergency treatment but he was pronounced dead at the scene in Grenfell Park on Sunday.

Trickett appeared in court along with two other men last week accused of monitoring, surveillance and harassment of pro-democracy activists in the UK.

Trickett, Chung Biu Yuen, 63 and Chi Leung “Peter” Wai, 38, were charged with unlawfully assisting the Hong Kong intelligence service and engaging in foreign interference by forcing entry into a British address.

Thames Valley police detectives are investigating whether anyone else was involved in the death, and the official designation of “unexplained” means they are yet to find anything suspicious or pointing to homicide.

Kashif Malik, prosecuting, informed the judge Louisa Ciecióra: “He told two separate custody sergeants when he is released he is going to kill himself because ‘he has nothing to live for’.

The men were required to report weekly to a local police station, were subject to a 10pm-5am curfew and were banned from travelling abroad.


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[-] clutchtwopointzero@lemmy.world 2 points 3 weeks ago

UK seems to have a comparatively large number of people dying during peace time within its borders due to foreign countries' actions

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