Woman’s home searched

A MARCH woman was horrified when she found herself and her home caught up in a police investigation into a letter bomb campaign. Police arrived at 18 Richards Close on Monday to search the home of Christine Sidaway, who works at the town s Community Educa

A MARCH woman was horrified when she found herself and her home caught up in a police investigation into a letter bomb campaign.

Police arrived at 18 Richards Close on Monday to search the home of Christine Sidaway, who works at the town's Community Education Centre.

The search came after police arrested school caretaker Miles Cooper, 26, at his home in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.

On Monday afternoon Thames Valley Police arrived in the quiet cul-de-sac where Ms Sidaway has lived for five years.


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Ms Sidaway is a close friend of Mr Cooper's father, Clive Cooper, but does not have any contact with Miles. Friends and neighbours have supported Ms Sidaway through the ordeal delivering cards and flowers.

The letter bombs have injured nine people across the country in the last six weeks. Some of the packages had Cambridge post marks.

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Miles Cooper who has been caretaker at Teversham Primary School since 2005, was arrested at 4am on Monday in a raid on the house he shares with his mother. A police search of the school failed to find any dangerous material connected to the inquiry but specialist forensic teams are continuing to search the house in Cherry Hinton.

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