Home of British nuclear expert who appears on Russia Today is raided by police – as several officers are taken ill with suspected chemical poisoning. Dr Chris Busby’s home in the sleepy Devon town of Bideford was raided by police. Officers attended the address initially over concerns about a woman’s welfare. But officers complained of feeling unwell and were checked by an ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team. His house was sealed off and the 73-year-old chemicals expert was arrested. Incident is not being linked to the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in March

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A 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. Devon and Cornwall Police said its inquiries were about public safety and not criminal matters. 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.

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Published: 14 September 2018