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UK cop leaves 'secret' London Olympics dossier on train

Last updated on: January 17, 2012 17:29 IST

UK cop leaves 'secret' London Olympics dossier on train

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In a security faux pas, a high-ranking Scotland Yard officer reportedly left a "secret" dossier, containing policing plans during this year's London Olympics, on a train.

British tabloid 'The Sun' claims that a commuter, who was travelling on the same train, found the file left by the chief inspector in Scotland Yard's Territorial Policing branch, and deposited the same to its office.

The dossier contained details that would have helped terrorists mount a devastating attack on the Games in London.

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Image: An aerial view shows the London 2012 Olympic Games Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Water Polo and the Orbit, at the Olympic Park in London
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File contained minutes of top-level meetings

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It contains security plans in place at the sites of events and provide minutes of top-level meetings where ways to beat any militant attack were discussed, the newspaper said.

The file states dates and details of pre-Olympics rehearsals, emergency "lock-down" procedures, and names and mobile phone numbers of constables, sergeants and inspectors, the report added.

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Image: Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron exits a train at Stratford station to attend a cabinet meeting at the 2012 Olympic Games site in London
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Metropolitan police plays down incident

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The Metropolitan Police tried to play down the incident saying that the files were not thought to be operationally sensitive.

A spokeswoman said, "An officer lost his bag containing a number of documents. He reported the loss. The Directorate of Professional Standards have been informed, as is routine."


Image: A woman takes a photo in front of a banner showcasing the London 2012 Olympics
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