* Clearest expression yet that post-attack response flawed
* Island where 69 died open to media for first time
* Police believe killer Breivik acted alone
By Gwladys Fouche
OSLO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Norwegian Justice Minister Knut
Storberget has expressed regret for errors in the response to
the killing of 77 people by Anders Behring Breivik in July, the
clearest acknowledgement by the government to date that some
criticism of the police was justified.
"All of us, including I, must express regret for mistakes,"
Storberget told the daily Aftenposten, as 180 journalists
prepared to visit the island where Breivik gunned down 69
people. Eight people died hours earlier when Breivik detonated a
bomb in Oslo.
The harshest criticism has centered on the hour it took
police to arrest Breivik on July 22 after the first reports of
gunfire on Utoeya island, 40 km (25 miles) north of Oslo.
Storberget took responsibility for "shortcomings" in the
response, including incorrect information the police provided to
some victims' families, but said he had no plan to resign.
Journalists were to cross by boat on Monday to the island
where more than 500 members of Norway's Labour Party youth wing
were attending a summer camp when Breivik opened fire.
Norwegian investigators say they believe Breivik, who says
he targeted the Labour Party because it had allowed too many
Muslim migrants into Norway, acted alone.
During more than 75 hours of police questioning Breivik has
expressed no regret for his actions.
Police in Oslo say they want to interview Alan Lake, whom
they believe is a key figure in Britain's anti-Islamist English
Defence League (EDL), to find out if he may have been an
ideological source of inspiration to Breivik, a senior police
official told Reuters.
"Alan Lake is an obvious person we would like to speak to,"
Oslo police prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said.
He added: "At this point in the investigation there is no
indication that anyone knew about his (Breivik's) plans."
The English Defence League said in an email to Reuters that
Lake had "absolutely nothing to do with the EDL". Lake could not
be reached for comment but has previously denied being a senior
member of the EDL.
(Editing by Janet Lawrence)
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