A member of Metropolitan Police staff has appeared in court charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act in relation to a counter-terrorism report.
Thomas Lund-Lack is charged under the Official Secrets Act
It is alleged Thomas Lund-Lack, 59, based at New Scotland Yard, disclosed a document to a Sunday Times journalist.
An article in the paper in April said Iraq-based al-Qaeda leaders were planning UK terror attacks.
Mr Lund-Lack, who is also charged with misconduct, was remanded in custody by City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
His next court appearance will be at the Old Bailey on 1 June.
Scotland Yard has confirmed that Mr Lund-Lack worked in the Met's counter-terrorism unit.
According to the charge, he "did without lawful authority make a damaging disclosure of information relating to security or intelligence, namely a Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre document".
The other charge relates to "wilful misconduct in a judicial or public office" and alleges he disclosed secret documents to a Sunday Times journalist, knowing the information would be published.