Terror law chief's 'cover up' that could explode UK's biggest bomb trial: Barrister appointed as top legal watchdog used 'faulty evidence' to convict 21/7 bombers despite knowing expert behind it was discredited

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‘The top barrister just appointed as the new terrorism watchdog is accused of an alleged cover-up of vital evidence that could cause one of Britain’s biggest terrorist cases to collapse – the convictions of four men jailed for the ‘21/7’ attempted London bombings.

Max Hill QC, who has acted as lead prosecutor in many terrorist trials, was chosen last month by Home Secretary Amber Rudd to be the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. He started the high-profile role last Wednesday – it requires him to monitor whether Britain’s terror laws are working fairly and to report to Parliament.

But The Mail on Sunday can today reveal that when Mr Hill presented the 21/7 bombings case to Woolwich Crown Court in 2007, the prosecution team he led had been warned that forensic evidence against the four defendants and another member of the gang might be deeply flawed.’

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