London, Oct.3 : Agents of Britain's MI5 intelligence service have bungled again.
If last week a top MI6 agent accidentally sold a camera on the Internet auction site eBay containing secret files for 17 pounds, this time round a computer holding secret anti-terror files has been stolen from a house because MI5 agents left a window open on a property rented to them.
Cops believe an opportunist burglar spotted the open window and sneaked inside on Sunday night. He made off with the palm-sized device that held files about the fight against fanatics.
MI5 officials insist the computer was encrypted, making it impossible for anyone to access the data.
The latest bungle happened at a secret address in Manchester.