I’d been in MI5 for a few years when I found myself on the most dangerous mission of my career. I was sent to follow a potential Islamist terrorist in Camden Market, north London, as part of a surveillance operation. He started on foot, then got into a car.
We had planted an eavesdropping device in it, which should have been live-monitored back at Thames House, MI5 headquarters, but there was an incident going on elsewhere and resources had been diverted.
What we didn’t realise was that the target had guessed he was being followed. He and his friends had planned a snatch – to kidnap an MI5 agent.
SOURCE: News Now/Telegraph