Monday, June 26, 2006

The Keystone Kops..British style!

First, stopping surveillance on the 7/7 bombers just before the attack...then a shoot-em-up at the wrong house...and now, losing a bag containing anti-terror files and evidence in the street!

The Guardian:
"Anti-terrorist police have been ordered to revamp security procedures after a bag containing details of bomb plots and suspects identified for surveillance was lost in the street.

The Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, has imposed strict new rules on the carrying of sensitive material after files were accidentally lost in a rucksack in south-east London. Sources yesterday told the Guardian the files held important information and that anti-terrorist officers were desperate to get them back before they fell into the wrong hands.

The Home Office and the home secretary, John Reid, are being kept informed. The officer responsible for the mistake has been moved to other duties.

Scotland Yard said: "An internal inquiry has been carried out to ascertain the full circumstances around the loss of documents. We take incidents of this nature very seriously. We have also carried out an urgent review of how sensitive information is handled by officers. A number of changes have been made to ensure we minimise the risk of such incidents in future."
Get serious, cousins. Really.

3 comments:

louielouie said...

i won't ask because it's just me......there is "something" about the expression 'anti-terrorist police'.

of course a separate divison from/of the 'shoe' police, or the 'food' police, but more important than the 'hair' police........

keep after'em ff.

MissingLink said...

The Cosmopolitan Police - this is how the Brits call them these days.
Rather sad, really.

Freedom Fighter said...

Yeah, the pomms have really been having one cock up after another...comes from trying to step too carefully.

The Brits had better get their act together or they're in deep barney.

let's hope they do.