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Setanta
 
Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2004 05:06 am
NPR's morning news has just reported that a motorist has found documents detailing the methods by which terrorists could launch a major attack on Heathrow airport, and the measures which security and public safety agencies would take to respond. The motorist turned the documents over to a tabloid, and they have now (after being "splashily" published) have been turned over to Scotland Yard.

I think somebody's head will roll, if not several. Blair ain't gonna like this one . . .
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Reply Mon 19 Jul, 2004 05:15 am
Re: WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE . . .
Yep.
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Home Secretary David Blunkett says a top-level probe has been launched into how a police dossier containing secret counter-terrorist plans for Heathrow airport went missing.

The Sun reported on Monday it had been handed the dossier by a motorist who found it lying in a road. It showed 62 sites at the airport where attackers were most likely to launch anti-aircraft missile strikes.

The paper said the dossier included facts about surveillance, escape routes, evacuation plans and deployment of rooftop snipers at the world's busiest international hub.

Blunkett said he believed the dossier was genuine.

"As far as I know, it is," he told BBC radio.

He said London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens would report to him on the investigation into incident.

"Someone disposing of them (the papers) in a way that allowed that to happen is very bad," said Blunkett, adding that it showed the police plans "were obviously very good".

A police spokeswoman could give no details about what the dossier contained nor where it was found, but confirmed it had been returned to police.

"We have launched an internal inquiry into the circumstances of how these documents went missing and will take the appropriate action when we have ascertained the facts ..," she added.

According to The Sun, the papers contained detailed maps and photographs, including aerial and satellite shots.

In one section, the dossier identified a field close to the airport as being ideal for a terrorist attack. "This site affords an excellent site to attack aircraft departing Heathrow," the Sun quoted from the dossier.


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Setanta wrote:

I think somebody's head will roll, if not several. Blair ain't gonna like this one . . .


exactly

Blair and for his goverment weeks of reckoning goes ahead.
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