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A convicted Al Qaeda terrorist who planned a 'dirty bomb' attack in London took part in comedy classes while in prison, it emerged yesterday.

Zia Ul Haq, serving 18 years for his part in the failed terror bid, signed up for the eight-day course with 17 other inmates.

But Justice Secretary Jack Straw halted the comedy workshop at top security Whitemoor jail in Cambridgeshire, branding the scheme 'totally unacceptable'.

He warned prison governors to 'take account of the public acceptability test' when approving courses.


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