In the Media

Al-Qaeda 'has 200 on UK streets'

PUBLISHED March 7, 2005

Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir John Stevens says up to 200 Al-Qaeda "terrorists" are operating in UK and the threat of attacks is real.

He has backed proposed anti-terror laws, saying critics were naive about the "brutal" threat posed by fanatics.
Sir John, writing in the News of the World, said militants trained by Osama bin Laden "fester" across the country.