The Daily Mail has claimed this in a headline today: ‘Was it a training exercise? Loch Lomond forest blast is linked to Al Qaeda‘, which immediately begs the question: who has made this ‘link’? The answer, unsurprisingly is they have. Calum Murrray, Strathclyde Police Chief Superintendent, has stated clearly that:
At the moment it would be unhelpful to speculate on what caused the explosion and we are just giving the public the facts but there will be a serious investigation which will take a number of days.
Which seems to me is a way of asking for the media not to immediately start suggesting that this was an explosion caused by an Al Qaeda training camp. Congratulations to Charlotte Gill for this shameful reporting which clearly tries to implies that the Police have made a link, when in fact she did.