Security services play down 'terror plot'
Claims that the security services foiled a plot by terrorists to fly an aircraft into Canary Wharf, London’s tallest building, were played down last night by senior Whitehall officials. Anti-terrorist sources said they were unaware of any plot to attack the tower, though for some time they have had it on their list as an obvious “iconic target”. “The assertion is surprising”, said one well-placed official, referring to claims on ITV and in the Daily Mail newspaper. The reports also named Heathrow airport as a target. Unlike Canary Wharf, the airport was mentioned in computers seized by Pakistani authorities in early August.Full Story