Police link letter bombs in London

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Police were linking the discovery of a letter bomb at a BBC office yesterday and the explosion of a similar device at the headquarters of the Direct Line insurance company in Croydon, south London.

The first incendiary device went off as a secretary opened post at the Direct Line offices. She was treated for shock at the scene. A second, described by police as a 'viable home-made device', was sent to Brock House which handles mail sent to nearby Broadcasting House.