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'Climategate' inquiry: Police raid West Yorkshire home

Police have raided a home in West Yorkshire as part of their inquiry into the so-called Climategate controversy at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Officers from Norfolk Police and the Metropolitan Police searched the property and seized laptop computers and a mobile router.

The inquiry started after emails from the university's Climate Research Unit (CRU) were hacked in 2009.

They were published on the internet, sparking a climate change row.

The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) studied every email that had been hacked at the Climate Research Unit, based in Norwich.

Sceptics claimed the emails undermined the integrity of the CRU, which was later cleared of any wrongdoing after an independent inquiry.

At the end of November of this year, thousands of emails from the UEA appeared on a Russian computer server. This is also being investigated as part of the police inquiry.

No-one was arrested in the raid, which took place on Wednesday, said Norfolk Police.

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