BBC - And plastic trays containing bicarbonate of soda and citric acid were also discovered.
Hmmm , now what else can you make that requires cooking on a hot plate and then cooling ?Hint Citric acid has a role for injectors.
UPDATE from the soaraway Sun "Among items discovered in the bedrooms including hot plates on the floor and trays holding funnels, spoons and filter paper"
Worth going back to the pic and tale of the bomb factory in the Daily Mirror By Ryan Parry Us Correspondent In New York 8/01/2007 THE BEDSIT BOMBERS
This passed our DIY bomb experts by at the time ..."And Mr Cordes warned recipes to make bombs from household items are widely available on the internet. Flour and pepper can be used to desensitise the toxic mix."
WTF "desensitise the toxic mix" means is a secret which we would welcome someone sharing with us.