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New South Wales police have worked for ten hours, with calls to the Australian Federal Police and bomb disposal experts in the UK, to free a Sydney girl from what was believed to be an explosive. The ordeal for Mosman 18-year-old schoolgirl Madeleine Pulver began when a balaclava-clad intruder broke into the family home and …


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  1. Frumious Bandersnatch

    it all sounds like a cross between

    Battle Royale and Saw. Anyway. and forgive my glibness, it sounded, on the whole, a lot more like attention seeking behaviour than a serious threat.

    1. Frumious Bandersnatch

      sorry if I've offended

      I'm not insensitive to the girl or her family. I'm really just dumbfounded by the sheer bizarreness of the story. Still, I guess the downvotes were to be expected.

    2. YARR

      Collar bomb

      Reminds me of this case from a few years ago where a pizza delivery man was forced to rob a bank wearing a collar bomb which later exploded, though the pollice would not believe his story:,2933,96109,00.html

      Somewhere there's a video of it online.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Don't blame the child ......

    Wow. Who'd have thought that selling snake oil on the net rated it being so third party dangerous. The world is full of crazy people, indeed, in need of care and attention, and detention too whenever APT.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Maybe it's a publicity stunt?

    Maybe it's a publicity stunt?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      if it is...'ll be to kickstart her modelling career (having pics with the article would make this statement easier to understand).

      1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge
        Paris Hilton

        You could be right, AC ....

        ..... with it being a cynical perverse exercise in self promotion leading to a criminal waste of police and media time and effort ......

        1. Marcus Aurelius

          Something about the whole episode

          ..seems very fishy.

          Talking of food, she does seem tasty too, anyone know how to get a date with her?

          1. Guido Esperanto
            Paris Hilton


            I'd caution any potential Romeos against giving gifts of necklaces, material ones or otherwise ;-)

            Paris, well we know she likes Pearls

    2. MarkieMark1

      Traps Save Boobies from Alleged Booby Trap

      there, fixed that for you :-)

  4. Andrew 99

    clickthrough harvest?

    @amanfrommars. That registrant also seems to run And a number of other websites, if the whois is to believed. IP's trace to the states. as does the nameservers and

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