Cops find laptop with 13,000 BNP members names on it.
Third leak rocks hate party
Blundering BNP bosses lost a laptop with the names of all 13,000 party members.
A former employee at the BNP HQ and call centre in Northern Ireland was owed unpaid wages and she claims hard-up bosses gave her the computer in lieu of payment, forgetting that it held the entire membership list.
After realising the laptop had gone, they called the police and claimed the woman had stolen the laptop. She was arrested and later released, but police held on to the computer.
Now officials fear a backlash from the party's secretive supporters. The security breach will embarrass the anti-immigration party, which has twice before seen the names of its members leaked.
In November 2008 a leak led to an ex-supporter having his car firebombed. A source said the party was dreading what might happen next. He said:
The stuff on the laptop was highly sensitive and private, so of course we're worried.
A bnp spokesman said: "The contractors who operate our call centre have reported a former employee to the police for the theft of confidential information under the Data Protection Act."
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