Police chief quits over blunder

| 09/04/2009

(BBC): Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has quit after admitting he could have jeopardised an operation which aimed to thwart a possible al-Qaeda terror plot. Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick resigned after he accidently revealed a a secret document to photographers. Police were forced to bring their operation forward and arrested 12 men – ten of whom 10 are Pakistanis. Gordon Brown said Pakistan’s government "had to do more" to root out the terrorist elements in its country. Sources say the planned attack was to be "very soon" and "very, very big".

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