(RightWing.org) – Events aren’t always what they appear to be at first glance in the shadowy world of global espionage. A recent news report indicates such was the case of a late evening terror attack in the quaint spa town and borough of Cheltenham, located at the edge of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England.
On Tuesday, March 14, British media portal, the Daily Mail, published a chilling exposé recounting the near-tragic events that took place the previous week. At approximately 9:15 p.m. local time the prior Thursday, British police officers responded to the report of a stabbing in the parking lot of a large sports center.
The unidentified female victim was reportedly sitting in her car when an assailant approached the vehicle and stabbed her. She managed somehow to stumble out of her automobile and call out for help, eventually capturing the attention of staff members of the sports facility. The Daily Mail reported that as of the time of publication of its article, she remained hospitalized in stable condition following a surgical procedure.
American spy stabbed just three miles from GCHQ headquarters in UK https://t.co/9ncfD4RghM
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) March 14, 2023
Authorities have not released the woman’s name, but the Daily Mail confirmed she worked as an American spy on loan at the nearby United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), a cyber and security agency responsible for providing signals intelligence to the British government.
According to its website, the GCHQ’s priorities are overseen by the UK’s National Security Strategy and the British Prime Minister in their capacity as head of the National Security Council.
The agency focuses on three capabilities — the collection, analysis, and eventual use of communications data — across five designated mission areas:
- Offsetting the social and financial harms resulting from “serious and organized” criminal enterprises
- Protection services for defense personnel and assets
- Strategic threat management
Law enforcement officials initially arrested a suspect for attempted murder, but then re-arrested him just 24 hours later on “suspicion of carrying out a terrorist attack,” according to the Daily Mail.
The nature of the victim’s work at the GCHQ remains unclear, but the agency is known to have close ties to America’s National Security Agency.
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