An amateur scientist sparked a full-scale bomb alert after buying chemicals online.Next, the police seem to have found time between harassing tourists and breaking into houses to start checking up on those enemies of the state, hairdressers:
Special Branch officers arrested Nicholas Witham and his home was sealed for two days while Army bomb disposal experts and forensic teams searched the property.
But Mr Witham, 38, who suffers from anxiety and depression, insists he is innocent and has accused the police of massively over-reacting.
The inquiry which involves checking every salon in the county is to find out how much of the chemical - which is used in hair bleaching - is being stored and if it is being kept in a safe place.What's going on?
Barbers and stylists are being asked where they get their supplies from, how much they use, where it is kept and if their premises have CCTV or are fitted with a burglar alarm.
The hairdressers are also being urged to report any theft of peroxide to police immediately.
Is this just more scaremongering? Or is there something in the wind?