The eleven year old boy who boarded a flight to Rome unaccompanied after evading security and passport checks was inadvertently in charge of the United Nations yesterday.
Liam Corcoran appears to have been mistaken for UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, for around three hours. Pictures show Liam chairing a meeting centering around the humanitarian crisis in Syria, his Thomas the Tank Engine t-shirt seemingly not a give away.
When asked about how the gaffe occurred an official said "it's difficult, they're both short fellas who no one understands without translation through their earphones and in all honesty we hardly listen! Though I do seem to recall the manc lad had some interesting ideas on how to remove the Assad regime. Poke? Man? Pokemen? Something like that, anyway he assured me he could deploy these very able-sounding combatants. We were mightily impressed by his handle on international politics."
It is believed Liam was mistaken for ANOTHER boy in Rome when he was supposed to be put on a flight back to Manchester. Instead Liam boarded a first class flight to UN headquarters in nearby Geneva, whilst his parents were met at Manchester Airport by a scared and confused Roberto Tagliatelle, aged 10.
Liam was eventually discovered when Ban Ki Moon returned to the UN HQ with an open mouthed look of astonishment. And a fish supper. He'd only nipped out.