In unprecedented scenes, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been placed under arrest by Police for jay walking in Whitehall.
In a well planned operation involving twelve squad cars, six motorcycle riders and four military style armed personnel carriers, Police raided Number Ten Downing Street at 3 am, smashing windows and forcing the door of the Prime Minister's residence to gain entry and apprehend Mr Brown without his prior knowledge.
A spokesperson for the authorities released a statement saying that the Prime Minister was witnessed crossing the busy thoroughfare 48 hours ago and that he didn't bother using the pedestrian crossing only metres from where he started. Police will prosecute anybody, even royalty, to make a point of vilifying anyone who flouts the road laws. However Mr Brown's press secretary has said that Mr Brown is innocent as charged and should be released.
"He was no where near Whitehall when Police claim he was allegedly breaking the law," said Roger Emmett-Jones, the 29 year old gay press officer who doesn't mind a drink.
The Police have maintained that Mr Brown will be treated the same as any normal citizen except that he won't have toilet rights.