London bombings

It seems that more than a million mobile phone calls were blocked on the day of the London bombings – and contrary to earlier reports, that was against the wishes of the most senior police officers in charge.

The Cabinet Office is being asked to re-examine the relationship between the phone companies and the most senior officials charged with reacting to major events after it emerged that City of London police erroneously ordered O2 to switch to “access overload control” in a 1km area around the Aldgate bombing.

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