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Minister sorry over train papers

Andy Burnham
Andy Burnham said what happened was "unacceptable"

Culture Secretary Andy Burnham has apologised "unreservedly" after leaving confidential papers on a train.

Mr Burnham left the documents marked "restricted" in a case when he arrived at London's Euston station on Monday. The case was handed over at Glasgow.

"What happened was unacceptable and I apologise unreservedly," he said.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport said it would conduct a review of security procedures but that the papers did not contain sensitive information.

The case was discovered by a passenger on the train's return journey and handed over to police in Glasgow.

The incident comes after the UK's top counter-terrorism officer Bob Quick resigned after he accidently revealed a secret document to photographers on his way into 10 Downing Street earlier this month.



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