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Patrick Mercer MP on the security compromise

Details about the personal life of the next head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, have been removed from Facebook.

It has been reported that details about their children and the location of their flat were posted on the social networking site.

Patrick Mercer MP, counter-terrorism sub-committee chairman, said that he hoped that a security compromise "would not have occurred from a family or person in such a sensitive position".

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