Bomb found on cargo plane
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Call for airport security review after cargo bomb found

The prime minister is chairing a meeting of the government's emergency planning committee Cobra, as calls grow for a full review of airport security.

Ministers and officials are expected to discuss tougher checks on freight, after a bomb was found on a US-bound cargo plane at East Midlands airport.

The PETN explosive in the device was not picked up by initial screening.

UK officials said a tip-off about bombs came from an al-Qaeda member who turned himself in to Saudi authorities.

Frank Gardner reports.

  • 01 Nov 2010