UK plot inquiry moves to Australia

Computer files seized at two hospitals as police investigate failed car bombings.

    An Indian doctor was detained at at Brisbane airport as he tried to leave the country [EPA]
    'Complex investigation'
    Another doctor was also interviewed on Friday in New South Wales state, Mick Keelty, who is overseeing an Australian investigation on behalf of the British counterterror inquiry, said. "There are a number of people now being interviewed as part of this investigation.
    "It doesn't mean that they're all suspects, but it is quite a complex investigation and the links to the UK are becoming more concrete."

    The questioning Friday was "to gather evidence or gather information about the network, about who is linked to who, and who, if in fact if anybody, has committed any criminal offence," he said.

    The computers seized in the Western Australia state capital of Perth and the Outback mining town of Kalgoorlie had been used to communicate with the doctor held in Brisbane, Keelty said.

    Two of the seven people detained in Britain over the suspected plot also tried to get medical jobs in Australia, an official from the medical association said.

    The men were turned down by authorities in Western Australia state because their medical qualifications were not up to standard, a state official said.

    Police are investigating the discovery of two cars packed with nails and gas canisters in central London on June 29 and an attack a day later at Glasgow airport in which two men drove a blazing jeep into the terminal entrance.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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