Blair's former bodyguard leaves loaded gun in Starbucks

Tony Blair's former bodyguard caused a high-security alert on the Edgware Road after leaving her gun in a cafe. The semi-automatic glock 17 was left in the toilets of Starbucks by the female firearms officer last Friday. It was discovered by a customer an

Tony Blair's former bodyguard caused a high-security alert on the Edgware Road after leaving her gun in a cafe.

The semi-automatic glock 17 was left in the toilets of Starbucks by the female firearms officer last Friday.

It was discovered by a customer and police were immediately called in. After checking the serial number, they were able to trace it to the officer, who is in her 30s and who previously worked as nearby resident Blair's close protection guard.

She has now been discharged from her operational duties while an investigation is under way.


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A Met Police spokesman confirmed: "A police-issue firearm was left unattended in a central London cafe on August 29 and was found by a member of the public.

"The weapon belongs to a Metropolitan Police authorised firearms officer who was on duty at the time.

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"An investigation is being carried out by the force's Directorate of Professional Standards.

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