A NZ cold case – the Trades Hall Bombing has evidence to point at an existing key suspect…

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Trades Hall bombing evidence points to a key suspect, retired marine engineer Edgar Kidman

Police have renewed an investigation into the Trades Hall bombing and revealed evidence that points to a key suspect.

Who bombed theTrades Hall is a mystery that has lingered for 35 years. Newly released evidence points to a key suspect – and nowStuffcan reveal who that is. Thomas Manch reports.

On the trail for the Trades Hall bomber, police officers entered a weatherbeaten home on Wellington’s south coast and found a confounding set of clues.

A pack of detonators, safety fuses, a torch without abattery,four Teal soft drink bottles and an incomplete copy of the June 18, 1977 edition of theEvening Post.

It was August 1984, and detectives suspected these were the materials used to build thesuitcase bomb whichexploded in the hands of caretaker Ernie Abbott five months earlier.

Detectives inspect the Trades Hall bombing scene the day after the explosion.
THE DOMINIONDetectives inspect the…

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