Police terror trainers lose USB stick in street

Police terror trainers lose USB stick in street
Police terror trainers lose USB stick in street

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By John E Dunn 
06 September 10

The curse of the unencrypted memory stick has stuck Manchester Police, 
which has suffered embarrassment as a drive containing apparently 
sensitive information was found lying in the street.

The unsecured data on the drive related to training information on 
coping with riots, violent suspects, and public disorder. According to 
the Daily Star, the red top newspaper to which the drive was handed in 
by a passer-by, some of the information has bearing on terrorism 
training, including blast control, firearms handling and strategies for 
dealing with petrol and bomb attacks.

Despite the newspaper describing the loss as =E2=80=98dumping terror secrets on 
to the streets, much of the contents are what would be expected of the 
Greater Manchester Police Police Training Unit (GMP POTU), whose 
markings were on the drive.


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