Abu Qatada, the Islamist cleric facing deportation to Jordan as a national security threat to the UK, has been denied bail after a judge said the security and intelligence services would not have resources to deal with a potential escape attempt by him during the Olympics.
The rapidly changing nature of internet-based communications has left the security agencies and the police unable to legally track the online activities of terrorists and serious criminals in 25% of cases, the Home Office says.
April marked the launch of the Joint Forces Command, recognised as a major milestone in the MOD’s Transforming Defence programme. Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond MP, attended a ceremonial event at JFC’s new Northwood headquarters.
Scrapping control orders that allow terror suspects to be moved out of London is likely to achieve the ‘reverse’ of improving national security, a government watchdog warned. David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of counter-terror laws, said provisions in the old control order system that permitted relocation of suspects had helped disrupt extremist networks.
The University of Central Lancashire is introducing an undergraduate degree in airport security management and a postgraduate degree in counter-terrorism. Both will be delivered by the university’s School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences.