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British spies are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic because empty streets make it harder to tail suspects

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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British spies are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic because empty streets make it harder to tail suspects, the head of the UK's domestic security service has revealed.
"Common sense will tell you that covert surveillance is not straightforward on near-empty streets," Ken McCallum, who became head of MI5 earlier this year, said in the briefing on Tuesday .
He warned that the lack of large crowds since the start of the pandemic also means that terrorists have fewer opportunities to carry out attacks, but said that the change meant there was a greater risk they...
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