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.