There is evidence that the recent English Foot-and-mouth outbreak could have been started deliberately by someone who stole a test tube of the virus from a laboratory. A vial of the virus was stolen from a secret government lab at Porton Down in Wiltshire two months before the crisis began.
A senior military source from the laboratory told the Sunday Express newspaper that ?A phial appears to have gone missing from one of the labs following a routine audit last year.” The laboratory also contains samples of smallpox, TB, anthrax and Ebola.
The paper goes on to say that ?Ministry officials were informed immediately and an investigation was launched initially by Special Branch and then by MI5, who are interested in the activities of animal rights protesters.?