posted on Mar, 5 2009 @ 06:38 AM
They arrested him on terrorism charges because they believed (falsely) that he had been tampering with sealed covers after a security sweep - and in
some respects I could see that they'd want to make sure he hadn't done that.
British security forces, in light of the campaign carried out by the IRA, are painfully aware that even small explosive devices in contained places,
such as grids, manholes or litter bin, are potentially as lethal as cluster bombs - indeed the IRA proved this in Warrington when they detonated two
devices inside metal bins on a busy shopping street.
Warrington Bomb attacks.
Its not just as easy as "taking someones word for it", hence the two days in custody and investigation but the DNA/Fingerprint issue is another
As they cleared him and released him without charge, they should automatically dispose of those things and apologise to him.
That fact that they don't appear to have done is disturbing, and doesn't cast them in a very good light at all.