Professor Boris Ford
At the time I was a neighbour and he told me this story. His wife remarked on a character who regularly lurked outside their house. They thought it might be some criminal "casing the joint". One day when Boris was at home and the figure was there, he phoned the local police station who said they would send a car round. As the house numbering was confusing in our area, Boris said he would meet them at the bottom of the road. This he did, but no sooner had he got in their car when the telephone came to life and he clearly heard the message "Cancel exercise, subject is MI5".
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