MI5 warned Scotland Yard that policemen in its ranks were suspected of attending terrorist training camps, it can be disclosed.
By Ben Leach, and David Barrett
9:00PM BST 12 May 2012
The policemen lost their jobs when their security clearance was revoked by senior officers after checks were carried out because of fears of “sleepers” in the ranks.
The Sunday Telegraph can also disclose today the identity of one of the policemen suspected of being at a terror camp in 2001.
Abdul Rahman had been a constable for almost three years when MI5 warned that he might have visited a training camp in Pakistan when he travelled there.
He resigned rather than be dismissed from the force and is now suing Scotland Yard for compensation. He says he is entirely innocent and has never been to a terrorist training camp.
His lawyers say he has never been questioned, arrested or charged under terrorism legislation.