Police to review MP leaks inquiry in UK
The controversy over the arrest of a Conservative MP in the UK continues to fester. Damian Green was arrested last week over leaks he made to the media with sensitive material. Now prime minister Gordon Brown is vigorously distancing himself from the arrest, saying he had no prio knowledge of it. Now the police have launched an inquiry into the arrest itself, as Green is calling for a sweep of his home to search for eavesdropping devices.
A top police officer is to investigate the handling of the inquiry into Home Office leaks which led to the arrest of Tory MP Damian Green.
British Transport Police chief constable Ian Johnston will report to the Metropolitan Police in two weeks.
MPs are angry that Mr Green, the shadow immigration minister, was held while his Commons office was searched.
Ministers say it would have been wrong to interfere in the inquiry and deny prior knowledge of the arrest.