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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 19:42 GMT 20:42 UK
Reporters held in 'fake bomb' bid
Two journalists have been arrested after attempting to plant a fake bomb on a freight train, police said.

The Daily Mirror reporters were arrested at the Stonebridge Park depot, in north-west London, after they were seen acting suspiciously by staff.

A Mirror spokesman said the stunt was a justified follow-up after its journalists managed to place a fake device on a nuclear train in 2006.

Police confirmed two men had been arrested on suspicion of trespass.

Security lapses

Officers were still searching the depot, said a British Transport Police spokesman.

A Mirror spokesman said: "Last year Mirror journalists attempted and succeeded in planting a fake bomb on a nuclear train, which highlighted serious security lapses.

"We therefore felt that it was a legitimate and justified journalistic exercise to repeat the action in the interests of public safety.

"We are happy to see that the security procedures have now improved."


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