Police said Mr Cole, who was wearing a bow tie and rather too much tweed for his age, would not reveal his country of origin. “Countries do not exist where I am from. The discovery of the Higgs boson led to limitless power, the elimination of poverty and Kit-Kats for everyone. It is a communist chocolate hellhole and I’m here to stop it ever happening.”

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and Sense Networks on Wednesday released an app for the iPhone and Android devices that uses taxi location data to allow New Yorkers to catch cabs. The app, dubbed Cabsense, uses data and a algorithm to point New Yorkers to corners where they have the highest chance of finding a cab.