Secret data laptop stolen for MoD headquarters

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The Independent Online

A laptop containing secret data has been stolen from the Ministry of Defence's headquarters, it was disclosed today.

The laptop, with an encryption key for unlocking sensitive files, was taken from the the MoD building on Whitehall in central London in late November.

An MoD spokesman said: "An investigation by MoD police is ongoing and it would be inappropriate to comment further."

According to The Sun newspaper the laptop was left in the headquarters by a high ranking RAF officer.

He was removed from the building and posted to another station while the incident is investigated.