Reputed Neasden hard-man, gangster, and Mr Fixit Arthur Pewty today announced to panting pressmen that he just wanted to be left alone.
Pewty, who has been implicated in everything criminal from the Brinks Matt robbery to the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas in 1963, 9/11, and the French Revolution told us:
"Come on guys. You've left me alone for a little while. Why spoil a good thing? There can't be anybody out there who's remotely interested in anything I say or do. I'm not - I repeat - not a gangster. I work in a factory. I just don't understand why MI5, MI6, the CIA, Mossad, and all their ilk are interested in me."
"Plus I have to get up for work in the morning." he added.
"Thankyou very much" he concluded.
Secret service operatives were taking up discreet positions behind wheelie bins and burger vans, apparently unconvinced by Pewty's denial.
More as we get it.