July 15, 2008

Terror Chief Faces Tough Test

YOUNG adults have quizzed Scotland's senior terror chief on issues ranging from stop and search measures, to internet and phone monitoring, and surveillance.

Assistant Chief Constable Allan Burnett, the national co- ordinator of the counter-terrorism intelligence unit for Scotland, was questioned by more than 40 people at the City Chambers last week.

Shasta Hanif, community development officer at the Edinburgh and Lothians Racial Equality Council, which organised the event, said: "Dialogues such as these are not only necessary but vital to build upon already tense and strained community relations."

Mr Burnett added: "I took a lot from meeting the young people and will build their views and concerns into our plans."

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