Westminster - Ugly scenes this afternoon when a group of burly men arrived in a furniture van at the gated entrance to Britain's most famous cul-de-sac.
Metropolitan Police officers on security detail told the burly, leather jacketed bling encrusted bailiffs to bug off. The burly blinged up bailiffs refused to leave on the grounds that their activities were perfectly legal, adding that they had a warrant.
Insults of a somewhat salty nature were exchanged through the iron gates, but it wasn't until backup arrived in the form a Met Police van that things threatened to get out of hand as a dozen officers in full riot gear leapt out of the back and waded into the bailiffs.
Much pushing and shoving occurred but no arrests were made.
Eventually the bailiffs were persuaded to "Leave it! Leave it!" by the cops.
One told us as he got into the furniture removal van:
"They all want these fifty inch plasma screens, but they don't care too much for making the payments. We'll get our man. You'll see."
More as we get it.