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Strange things happen in Bideford!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    A chemical weapons expert has been arrested after police started feeling ill while visiting his Devon home.

    Dr Chris Busby, 73, has been detained under the explosives act after officers at his Bideford home on Wednesday morning felt unwell.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said officers at the retired research scientist's home also found "a number of items" which "require expert analysis from specialist officers and an explosive ordnance disposal team".

    The British scientist is an expert on the health effects of internal ionising radiation.

    He is a contributor on Russia Today, the Kremlin-funded TV channel.

    Dr Busby has also worked for Britain's Ministry of Defence on a depleted uranium committee and a committee examining radiation risks of internal emitters.

    Devon and Cornwall Police said the officers who were feeling unwell were immediately removed from the scene and a cordon put in place.

    A hazardous area response team ambulance was quickly sent to the scene where they treated the officers.

    Fire and other ambulance teams were also seen outside the house.

    Police then evacuated the property and arrested Dr Busby.

    Police said the affected officers were unharmed and have since returned to duty.

    In a statement, the Devon and Cornwall force said: "It has not been deemed necessary to evacuate any other properties; there is not believed to be any wider public risk at this time.

    "A 73-year-old local man has been detained under the explosives act and awaits questioning."

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  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Does Dr. Busby like cathedrals?
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
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  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I would think we should be very interested in what was allowing the good doctor not to feel unwell.
  6. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    And how does he feel about slushy snow?
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