BRITAIN: The Red House Raid

Residents of the quiet Derbyshire village of Parwich, 110 miles north of London, had been curious for weeks about what was going on at "White Meadows," a red brick Edwardian mansion just outside of town. When it was sold last spring, its name was changed to "The Red House." Guards patroled the grounds, and no one from the place so much as set foot in the Sycamore Arms, the local pub. Late one night last week they found out. Switching on powerful floodlights, a force of 100 policemen raided the three-story house....

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