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Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train




Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train
Secret papers on Iraq war stolen from Eversheds lawyer on train



http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5755728.ece 

By Patrick Foster
The Times
February 18, 2009

Highly sensitive documents relating to the Iraq War have been stolen 
after being left unguarded on a train by a lawyer working for the 
Government, The Times has learnt.

The lawyer, who was working for the Treasury Solicitor's Department, 
which provides legal services to central government offices, lost a 
suitcase containing Ministry of Defence papers on Monday morning while 
travelling on the Leeds to London train.

It is understood that the solicitor from Eversheds, a leading British 
law firm, could not fit the case into the overhead storage space and had 
instead stowed it in a baggage rack at the end of the carriage.

The lawyer noticed that the case was missing after the train's arrival 
at King's Cross station and called police. It is not yet known whether 
it was a targeted theft or the work of an opportunist thief.

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