Secret government documents on al Qaeda and Iraq were left on a commuter train, prompting a major police investigation into the latest in a series of high-level security breaches, British officials said today.
The documents belonged to a senior intelligence official in the Cabinet office and were found by a passenger on a London commuter train Tuesday. The envelope was then passed to the British Broadcasting Corporation.
Seven pages stamped “UK Top Secret” included the latest government intelligence assessment on al Qaeda and Iraq’s security forces, the BBC said. The documents were also stamped “for UK/US/Canadian and Australian eyes only…”
The intelligence official was still working at the Cabinet office, pending a police investigation.
If the War on Terror wasn’t already a criminal farce, the Brits could lead us by the hand into six more choruses of “There are fairies in the bottom of my garden, tra-la – and they’re carrying AK-47’s”.