PHOTOS: Inside West Yorkshire's 'Breaking Bad' bedsit where police found explosives and crystal meth

An explosive device, crystal meth and tubes full of dangerous chemicals were found by police inside this West Yorkshire criminal's bedsit.

Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 6:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th February 2018, 7:20 pm
The inside of the bedsit

Among items found Madle's ground floor bedsit were:

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The inside of the 'Breaking Bad' bedsit

An improvised explosive device (IED) cotaining explosive powder in a cardboard tube wrapped in layers of paper.

The tube was surrounded by fragments of glass and held within a container made from layers of magazine paper sandwiched between two sheets of cardboard wrapped in adhesive tape

A plastic M&S soup container which held 102 grams of low explosive

An aerosol cap containing 3.3 grams of gunpowder.

The improvised explosive device found in the bedsit

A No Fear drinks bottle containing explosives made up of potassium nitrate, charcoal, sulphur and phosphorus.

Pyrotechnic fuses made from lengths of string coated in explosives.

A Tupperware box containing 6.6 grams of maroon coloured red phosphorus powder.

Twelve copper tubes in varying lengths which could be used in the manufacture of IEDs.

Vladimir Madle

A bucket containing a sieve and glass fragments similar to those found in the IED.

A coffee jar containing 53 grams of potassium permanganate.

A plastic bottle containing charcoal powder

Leeds Crown Court heard the offending came to light on June 25 last year when Madle was carrying out unpaid work as a part of a community order he had been given for possessing an offensive weapon.

Madle was sent to St Mary’s Church in Tingley to carry out the unpaid work and was spotted smoking crystal meth during his lunch break. Police were called and found him in possession of over £3,000 worth of the drug, a flick knife and explosive powders.

Packages were also found in his rucksack which had to be destroyed by an army bomb squad. Officers were sent to search Madle’s flat at Westgate End, close to Wakefield city centre.Read more at:

The inside of the 'Breaking Bad' bedsit
The improvised explosive device found in the bedsit
Vladimir Madle