Brit Bomb Bust


British media are reporting the discovery of a car bomb near Piccadilly Circus. It was meant, M15 sources are speculating, as a Welcome Wagon greeting to incoming P.M. Gordon Brown:

The bomb was in the Haymarket, near the popular Regent Street shopping area, and security sources say it could have been timed to coincide with Gordon Brown's first day as Prime Minister.

An eyewitness said a man had crashed the vehicle into bins near Tiger Tiger and then ran off, before the alarm was raised.

The timing coincided with hundreds of revellers leaving nightspots, but police said there was no intelligence to suggest such an attack.

The Evening Standard reports a suspected Al-Qaeda connection, though the failed bomber's Frank Drebin-like parking job is surely raising doubts amongst counter-terrorism experts.