Counter-terror police urged to act on ‘growing threat’ of chlorine bomb attack on Britain

Security experts have revealed bombs made with chlorine, which is easily available to purchase in the UK, are the new weapon of choice for terrorists – and they could be detonated here.

Chemical warfare expert Colonel Hamish de Bretton-Gordon told The Times: “As more jihadists return to this country there is a growing chance [of a chlorine bomb attack].

“That to me puts it through the threshold where we should look into this seriously.”

Colonel de Bretton-Gordon has called on the Government to restrict sales of chlorine.

At present, people can buy up to 90 tonnes of the substance without a license.