Ousted Libyan leader Colonel Gadaffi has finally been located in Blackpool in Madam Tussauds.
"We were very surprised to find him there," said Richard Tussaud (no relation, surprisingly), manager of Madam Tussauds Blackpool. "We never twigged for weeks."
Gadaffi's excellent Hide and Seek hiding place was only discovered when one of the tour guides suggested that they move the waxwork of Gadaffi closer to the air conditioning vent, because it seemed like it was melting more.
"Charlie Tussaud the tour guide was worried about the waxwork," said Richard Tussaud. "No, he's not a relation of mine, and neither is Charlie, haha."
There was a wait of a week while head office sent the only two people in the country insured to move waxworks, but Gadaffi's switch was spotted the moment that they tried to pick him up.
"He ran away," said Frank Tussaud (also no relation), one of the pair sent to move the waxwork. "We didn't know what to do. It's never happened before."
Only after the event did people realise that the Gadaffi waxwork had been changing poses, and moving from one place in the museum to another.
"We're searching the Fylde area for Gadaffi," said Police Chief Toussard (he is a relation, a distant second cousin of Charlie). "He can't have got far. Let's face it, even his mother (no relation) has told him he's uglier than a sack full of spanners. We're also working with other forces in case he heads for one of the other waxwork museums in the country."
The hunt is also on for the real Gadaffi waxwork. "It must be somewhere," said owner of Madam Tussauds, Geoff Boycott. "It's quite a popular exhibit now."