Terror law chief to question 'unusual' Miranda case

David Anderson the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation. Credit: ITV News

The independent reviewer of terrorism legislation has said he would be asking questions about the detention of David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glenn Greenwald, under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act.

David Anderson QC said it was "extremely unusual" that Mr Miranda had been held for nine hours and confirmed he would be asking questions about the case.

"Part of my job is to review the operation of this power, and I will be asking questions as to why it was used in this way in this case", he said.

Mr Anderson also revealed that of the 60,000 people that were questioned at Britain's ports last year, only 40 were held for more than six hours.