Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Bob Quick is in trouble again. The last time the top cop hit the news was after he ordered the arrest of senior Tory MP Damian Green over alleged security leaks last year and in December, he apologised after accusing the Conservatives of involvement in newspaper stories about his wife's hire car business.
So what has the clown done now? Well one of his roles is as lead for counter-terrorism and for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). Obviously he gets to see lots of juicy intelligence about what terrorists are doing in our country. Well yesterday he stupidly got himself photographed by journos walking into Downing Street with a bunch of papers clearly marked 'Secret' and apprently containing details of an operation against Al Quaeda suspects. Because of his idiocity, several operations against suspected terrorists had to be immediately brought forward and executed.
All is well though, as he is sorry for being a dork, a Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Assistant Commissioner Quick accepts he made a mistake on leaving a sensitive document on open view and deeply regrets it."