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Letterbomb Arrest

By sizemore Last edited 119 months ago
Letterbomb Arrest
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So the police have a suspect in custody for the recent spate of letter bombs:

A primary school caretaker has been arrested in connection with the recent spate of letter bomb attacks. Miles Cooper, who is in his 20s, was arrested at a house in Cherry Hinton, near Cambridge. Police will finish searching the school where he works on Tuesday and expect to spend several days searching the house.

But the postal system being what it is there is a further warning:

"At this stage I am not able to guarantee that there is not another postal package containing an explosive device within the postal system. The previous seven devices have all been contained in A5 size jiffy-type padded envelopes. I am therefore renewing my request for the public to maintain their vigilance and not to handle any post which appears in any way suspicious. If anyone is concerned about any package that arrives in the post they should contact their local police immediately."

Neighbours were quick to comment:

"Mostly all we do is say hello. That's about all you ever get from Miles, he is a very quiet sort of boy.He is the last person in the world I would have thought would be arrested over something like this."

Meanwhile Mr. Shortfuse McBoom-Boom from a few doors down took a break from burning cats and stuck his drooling face out of the window to yell "I bastard told you it wasn't me!"

Now police can concentrate on finding whoever has been posting shit-encrusted toilet paper to the BBC. Delightful.

Last Updated 20 February 2007