EU’s police agency warns of terror fears over stolen British passports sold on the dark web for just £750

Terrorists are buying stolen British passports on the ‘dark web’ for as little as £750, the head of the EU’s police agency has warned.

Europol director Rob Wainwright said the encrypted corner of the internet had evolved into a ‘huge underground criminal environment’, with ‘substantial’ trading of European IDs.

However, because the dark web can only be accessed by special software that renders users anonymous, it is ‘very difficult’ for the security services to investigate cases.