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Police deepen grenade inquiry as more scares hit airports

Anti-terrorist investigators were working with police in Caracas yesterday in an urgent effort to establish the background and recent movements of a 37-year-old man who was found carrying a live grenade at Gatwick airport. Though the man is not thought to be on any terrorist “worry lists”, and is not a known criminal, sources admitted yesterday they needed to check other possibly worrying items in his possession, which they refused to discuss. The man, who was carrying a Venezuelan passport, is a Muslim and it is understood documents were found in his luggage. He was not, however, carrying a “hard copy” of the Koran, as was first thought, police said yesterday. Detectives say they have no firm idea why he was carrying the weapon and are cautious of jumping to conclusions in the current climate. “We don’t know if we’ve got an oddball with a grenade on a plane, which is bad enough, or some thing more sinister,” said a source. “It could be several days before we bottom this out.” Full Story

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