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Edward Snowden 'banned from flying to UK'

The British government has warned airlines not to allow an ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details to fly to the UK, according to a report.

The Associated Press news agency reported seeing a document at a Thai airport telling carriers to deny 29-year-old Edward Snowden boarding.

The travel alert with a Home Office letterhead said Mr Snowden "is highly likely to be refused entry to the UK".

The Home Office would not comment.

June Kelly reports.

  • 14 Jun 2013