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Police raid nuclear expert Dr Chris Busby’s Bideford home with absurd story he’s a bomb-maker

Bideford radiation expert held over home chemicals, BBC News, 13 September 2018A radiation scientist has spoken of his anger at being arrested on suspicion of making a bomb.Two police officers “felt unwell” during a visit to Dr Chris Busby’s home in Bideford, Devon, which boasts its own laboratory.

The 73-year-old said he was held for 19 hours under the Explosives Act before being released with no further action………..

A cordon was set up around his home on Wednesday morning when the two officers complained of feeling unwell – which Dr Busby attributed to “psychological problems associated with their knowledge of the Skripal poisoning”.

The scientist said he was handcuffed and interviewed all night by police who suspected he was making a bomb, but the only substances found at his home were “innocuous chemicals for research into radiation”.

He returned home that night to find officers had searched his home laboratory and sealed off his home in Bridge Street.

“They destroyed my experiment. It was most irritating,” he said.

Dr Busby said he felt he was being targeted because of his criticism of the government’s current assessment of radiation risks.

The force said the affected officers were unharmed and there was no risk to the wider public.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-45516797

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September 14, 2018 - Posted by | civil liberties, UK

1 Comment »

  1. Richard Bramhall writes: At 5 a.m. just a few hours after this all kicked off I saw a text from Busby’s daughter. We managed to get him some legal backup and he was released without charge. The police seem to have acted illegally in searching the house without cause. I guess the four coppers who felt wobbly fell for their own propaganda – “oh dear I might get Novichocked; oh dear I think I HAVE been novichocked”. At least Busby has been subjected only to character assassination so far. .

    Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 16, 2018 | Reply


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