Forensic officers have removed sack-fulls of numbers from the house of a rogue trader with a foreign-sounding name.
Navinder Singh’s home contained maths-making equipment, capable of producing sums or a ‘dirty equation’.
Neighbours said Singh pretty much kept himself to himself.
“He was a quiet man, not the sort of chap you’d ever suspect of doing maths”, said one. “We did hear him tapping away at a keyboard occasionally, but assumed he was only using the letters.”
Detectives suggested he could have been radicalised by the Open University.
“I don’t trust that lot”, said PC Flegg, “what with their weird clothes and beards.”