Thanks, yes I have. The chief superintendant of Police (forget his exact title, but he's high up in the service) actually lives very nearby and I've already asked him & he has promised to ask around for me. But the local news angle is a very good idea & one which hadn't occurred to me. "Local nutter with monster sized heat producing plant" - could be an interesting angle for any local paper to persue I'm sure. I'll email them today. Perhaps with a link to this forum... ? Thinking about it, how ideal it would be if the piece carried a plea for the loan of a thermal imaging system.... I like it.