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Pensioner arrested in hate-mail inquiry

June 3, 2001

A 72-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a nine-year long hate-mail campaign which targeted judges, politicians and television personalities.

A police spokeswoman said the man was arrested as he got off an inbound European flight at London's Heathrow Airport, Terminal One.

Officers from the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force arrested the pensioner on suspicion of creating a public nuisance and possessing illegal firearms.

The man, from west London, was arrested following a long-running investigation into the targeting of Home Office Minister Paul Boateng, barrister Michael Mansfield, who represents Stephen Lawrence's family, and BBC newsreaders George Alagiah and Anna Ford.



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