A police officer claimed last night he had been forced to bug conversations between a Muslim MP and a terror suspect.

Mark Kearney, a former office with Thames Valley Police, said he had been put under "significant pressure" to record conversations between the pair at Woodhill Prison.

In a statement released last night, the former police officer said he had not felt the surveillance, alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2006, was justified.

Yesterday justice secretary Jack Straw told MPs he had asked chief surveillance commissioner Sir Christopher Rose to conduct a fact-finding inquiry into claims Sadiq Khan, the Labour MP for Tooting, was bugged while visiting Babar Ahmad in prison.

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