Terror threat after a memory stick crammed with Heathrow Airport confidential information was found dumped in the street – posing “a risk to national security”.
The USB stick – containing 76 folders with maps, videos and documents – was not encrypted and did not require a password.
Britain’s biggest airport launched a “very, very urgent” investigation after the Sunday Mirror alerted them to the frightening security lapse.
The man who found it plugged it into a library computer and was alarmed at what he saw. It revealed:
- The exact route the Queen takes when using the airport and security measures used to protect her.
- Files disclosing every type of ID needed – even those used by covert cops – to access restricted areas.
- A timetable of patrols that was used to guard the site against suicide bombers and terror attacks.
- Maps pinpointing CCTV cameras and a network of tunnels and escape shafts linked to the Heathrow Express.
- Routes and safeguards for Cabinet ministers and foreign dignitaries.
- Details of the ultrasound radar system used to scan runways and the perimeter fence.