Sir Cliff Moves Louts Along

The best way to get rid of troublemaking youths is to play them Cliff Richard records, according to the bosses of Carter’s Steam Fair.

They say playing tracks like "Living Doll" on all their rides was enough to disperse a gang of "troublesome hoodies" that turned up to a Saturday night fair in north London last month.

A medley of the 66-year-old pop veteran’s best-known material was enough to see them on their way.

"It was amazing, just like a scene from [the film] "Mars Attacks," when the aliens were driven away by the sounds of Slim Whitman," fair director Seth Carter told Reuters.

"From now on, if we do have any trouble, we have found the perfect deterrent and it comes in the shape of the Peter Pan of Pop. Who needs ASBOs when we’ve got our Cliff Richard records?"