British jury finds lapses in secret anti-terrorism tests that killed government bomb expert

LONDON (AP) — A jury says a British government scientist died during secret anti-terrorism experiments that were not properly planned or organized.

An inquest into the death of Terry Jupp, who died on a remote island off England's east coast used as a military facility, found Wednesday that there were failures in planning, risk assessment, communication and organization of the joint British-American tests.

Jupp suffered severe burns in a blast in August 2002. The 46-year-old died of his injuries six days later.

The chemicals involved have never been revealed, though previous investigations disclosed scientists were studying types of homemade bombs likely to be built by terrorists.

The inquest was delayed for years amid a criminal investigation and security concerns.