Two secret government documents about al Qaeda and Iraq were left on a train. A police investigation was under way likely after a senior intelligence official left it on the train by accident. A citizen found the documents and gave them to a journalist who specializes in Intelligence and Government reporting. That reporter then turned them over to police.
In a statement, the government’s Cabinet Office said that “two documents which are marked as secret were left on a train and have subsequently been handed to the BBC.”
He said London’s Metropolitan Police was investigating the security breach and confirmed it was making inquiries about the loss of documents on Tuesday.