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Saturday 27th August 2016
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LBC Exclusive: PM urges passport killing inquiry

Gordon BrownGordon Brown told LBC he will set up a full investigation into the use of faked British passports by a group who assassinated a Hamas commander in Dubai.

Mahmoud al Mab-houh was found dead in his hotel room last month.

Two British people whose passports are understood to have been used have expressed shock at being caught up in the affair.

The Foreign Office is being called upon to summon the Israeli ambassador to answer allegations that his country is involved. In an exclusive interview with LBC's Political Correspondent Tom Cheal, the Prime Minister said that they won't make rash decisions.

Listen to the full interview exclusively here:

The Prime Minister told LBC: "We are looking at this at this very moment. We have got to carry out a full investigation into this. The British passport is an important document that has got to be held with care.

ferrari gordon brown"The evidence has got to be assembled about what has actually happened and how it happened and why it happened and it is necessary for us to accumulate that evidence before we can make statements."

The Prime Minister's also thanked LBC and Nick Ferrari for his LBC Jobs website for Londoners during the economic crisis.

It comes as unemployment in London rose by three thousand in the last three months of 2009.

The number of people claiming the Jobseeker's Allowance is up to its highest level since Labour came to power in 1997.

But total unemployment fell for the second month running, to 2.46 million and Gordon Brown's told LBC it shows Labour has made a difference.