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Scotland Yard Issues New Warning About Letter Bombs

December 14, 1972
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Scotland Yard issued a new latter bomb warning today as the rush of Christmas mall began to build up all over the United Kingdom. The warning was directed to Jewish individuals and organizations and to non-Jews and non-Jewish organizations connected with Israel. They were advised to take extra care and to carefully examine even small letters that didn’t arouse suspicion.

Police forces in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Austria and other countries were also alerted by Scotland Yard to be especially wary of mail arriving from Singapore and Malaysia as well as from India where the last wave of letter bombs originated. According to one unconfirmed report, a post office worker in Singapore was caught slipping a letter bomb into the foreign mail after security checks were completed.

Scotland Yard has set up a special branch to coordinate the international drive against letter bombs. It has reportedly detected and de-fused numerous lethal letters since the branch went into action early Nov.

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