MI5 boss thanked for 'invaluable contribution to public safety'

Speaking at Home Office questions in the Commons, Theresa May said: "He has experienced the service evolving over the years and as Director General has lead the service through particularly challenging times of change and unrest, including the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings.

"His tireless work helped ensure the delivery of a safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games last year.

"I commend and thank him for his invaluable contribution to public safety and national security."

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper said: "We also give thanks for the work Sir Jonathan Evans has done over many years for the security of this country."


MI5 boss Evans to step down

Sir Jonathan Evans is to step down as head of MI5 next month, Home Secretary Theresa May told MPs today.