Government watchdog calls for high-security station
A high-security police station should be built in London to house up to 30 terror suspects according to the Government's terrorism watchdog. Terrorism suspects are currently held at Paddington Green's custody suite, a place described as too small and old according to Lord Carlile of Berriew, author of a report to be published within weeks.
With only 16 cells Lord Carlile expressed fears that Paddington Green station would not be able to keep suspects at the same location. Last summer 23 people were held over an alleged plot to blow up airlines travelling between London and the US.
A site for a new jail was not suggested by the peer but one option would be in Woolwich, close to belmarsh jail where a high-seciurty prison and courts complex alreday exists.