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It depended. There were a variety of different occasions -- there was the so-called dirty bombs story, that as soon as we got this allegation, we had no idea whether this stuff -- it was called red mercury, but there was a suggestion that a terrorist was interested in purchasing this sort of stuff. We had no idea whether it existed or not, so it was something we felt we couldn't take a chance with and so we went to the Met and we went to the anti-terrorist branch and our reporter, Mazher Mahmood, as it was on this occasion, effectively became -- they worked for the Met throughout it.

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