Body scanners at Heathrow “in about three weeks”

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has told the House of Commons that body scanners will be introduced at Heathrow airport in about three weeks, according to reports on the BBC and Reuters websites.

Johnson also said that all UK airports must have new “explosion trace detection equipment” by the end of the year, and said that BAA had begun training its staff in behavioural analysis techniques.

The move follows the attempted terrorist attack on a Delta Airlines flight between Amsterdam and Detroit on Christmas Day. More information will follow when available.

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