Home Office: 'Right' to review Miranda's detention

The Home Office said it is "right" that the detention of David Miranda be assessed by the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.

David Miranda was held at Heathrow while on his way from Berlin to Rio.
David Miranda was held at Heathrow while on his way from Berlin to Rio. Credit: APTN/Globo TV

A Home Office spokesman said: "It is right that the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation examines cases like this to ensure that the law has been applied properly."

Earlier today, David Anderson said he had written to the Home Secretary to outline his reasons for looking at Mr Miranda's detention at Heathrow Airport.

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Miranda's detention reviewed

The independent reviewer of anti-terror laws has told the Home Secretary he is reviewing the detention of David Miranda for nine hours at Heathrow . The Met police has launched a criminal inquiry after seizing data his electronic devices