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Blunkett appoints former MI5 chief

PUBLISHED August 16, 2004

A former head of MI5 will play a key role in the government's new "British FBI", the home secretary, David Blunkett announced today.

Sir Stephen Lander was named chairman of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) - the first time an ex-spymaster has played such a crucial role in British policing.