Ex-MI5 boss Dame Stella Rimington 'loses laptop at airport'
PUBLISHED June 1, 2012
Dame Stella, 77, who is now a bestselling thriller writer, is said to have left the computer on a luggage trolley from where it was taken. It also contained book research. She was said to be "very upset".
The theft of the laptop has been reported to the Met's SO15 Counter Terrorism Command because of security concerns, according to a newspaper.
A source told The Sun: "Dame Stella seems to have forgotten the tricks of her tradecraft since leaving MI5.
"CCTV shows the laptop in the upper compartment of her trolley as she left the terminal building at Heathrow last week.
"It's possible it was taken while her back was turned. But it seems more likely that she left the computer on the trolley and somebody took it after she was driven away.