Scotland Yard Pressing Hunt for Suspected Arab Terrorist
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Scotland Yard Pressing Hunt for Suspected Arab Terrorist

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Police sources told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this afternoon that they were intensifying the search for a certain “Carlos Martinez” suspected of being an Arab terrorist operating in London and Paris, Scotland Yard’s Detective Inspector Lionel Stapley has been put in charge of the investigation. But the police are doubtful whether Martinez is still in England. They said he is believed to have left the country a fort- night ago on one of his regular trips to Paris where he was apparently also known under the name of “Carlos Martinez.”

A group of French detectives and security men arrived here this afternoon from Paris to examine the findings of the British police and coordinate the hunt for the escaped terrorist involved in a Paris shoot-out last Friday in which two counter-espionage agents and their prisoner, a Lebanese known as Michel Moukarbel, possibly the founder of an Arab terrorist organization, were killed.

Last night a cache of arms and explosives, together with the names and addresses of prominent British personalities in the fields of business and entertainment, were discovered in a top floor flat in Bayswater, the West London district in which many Arabs and other foreign nationals reside.

A black address book found in the flat contained the names of several members of the Steff family, Lord and Lady Sainsbury, the Jewish impressario Sir Bernard Delfont, the opposition deputy leader Sir Keith Joseph, Yehudi Menuhin, playwright John Osborne (who has been attacking left-wing revolutionaries in recent years), and his wife, actress Jill Bennett. Also found in the flat were newspaper clippings, most of them from the Jewish Chronicle.

The arms were said to have been left by a South American known as Carlos Martinez. Also discovered in the flat was a Chilean passport in the name of Adolfo Jose Bernal, and stamps that could be used for placing British entry certificates in passports. On the back of one of the stamps was writing in Arabic. Arms, various identity documents and forged passport stamps were also found at Carlos Martinez’s Paris flat raided by the police.


(Meanwhile, French police have indicated that Martinez may have been responsible for the bombings of three newspapers last August. The targets were L’Arche, a Jewish monthly, L’Aurore and Minute. The latter two publications have taken pro-Israeli or pro-Jewish positions. Police investigating a second hide-out apartment used by Martinez in his escape, discovered files containing maps and plans of apartment and office buildings in Paris, including the three publications. They also found a large stock of arms and printing material for faking identity papers.)

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