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Harry Chapman Pincher, 'The Great Spy-catcher Of Fleet Street', Dies

Posted at 5:14PM Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Harry Chapman Pincher, the journalist and author dubbed "the great spy-catcher of Fleet Street" in an extraordinary career at the Daily Express, has died aged 100.

Pincher, who celebrated his 100th birthday in March, unearthed reams of military secrets during a 30-year career as the defence and science correspondent of the Daily Express, then Britain's biggest-selling newspaper.

He retired from the paper in 1979, going on to publish a series of controversial books on espionage. His most explosive, Their Trade is Treachery, revealed that the former MI5 head Sir Roger Hollis had been investigated as a suspected Soviet spy.

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