An employee at a Scottish nuclear power plant, who is thought to be Muslim, has been allegedly caught studying bomb-making websites at his place of work. The man works as a “special entry assistant”, and his role involved going right into the heart of the plant to assist tradesmen.
The revelation comes as MI5 chief Andrew Parker warned today that the “terror threat is the highest I’ve ever seen,” thanks to ISIS and online jihadist.
Police are now investigating reports the worker accessed the “inappropriate material” at the nuclear facility, after he was marched off the premises at Hunterston, West Kilbride, yesterday morning.
The man had recently moved to the area from England, and had only worked at the North Ayrshire facility for around four weeks.
He was allegedly caught viewing the bomb making material on his laptop on Monday, and slammed the device shut when a colleague entered the room.
The colleague raised the alarm, and when the suspect arrived for work on Tuesday he was escorted from the premises by security guards and plant owners, EDF Energy, had called in police.
A source at the plant told The Daily Record: “The guy has only worked here for a short time. He is a low-level employee, but has access to the reactor, where he basically helps out tradesmen working on it.”
Explaining the incident with the laptop, the source added: “One of his colleagues spotted him engrossed in a laptop on Monday.
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