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UK: Man bought 55lb of fertiliser and got a visit from the terror police

The 47-year-old’s eBay order of a 55lb sack of explosive calcium nitrate fertiliser and growing tubes was flagged to police as potential terrorist activity

By Andy Dolan
The Daily Mail
Nov 3, 2017

Excerpt:

As an award-winning vegetable grower, John Handrahan-Cook will go to any length to produce the perfect crops.

But an online purchase of fertiliser and pipes for his super-sized onions, runner beans and radishes produced unexpected results – a visit to his semi-detached house by police.

The 47-year-old’s eBay order of a 55lb sack of explosive calcium nitrate fertiliser and growing tubes – together with more fertiliser, screws and plastic sheeting to build an onion house – was flagged to police as potential terrorist activity.

Two uniformed officers arrived at the delivery driver’s house unannounced on Monday and searched every room.

‘They told me it was because I had ordered a lot of fertiliser’, Mr Handrahan-Cook said yesterday.

‘I started to think about what I had ordered – the pipes, the fertiliser, the screws, the plastic – and realised it was basically what you need for a bomb.

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