Wannabe Del Boy's empire up in smoke

Damian Wilson

If you ever plan a major scam, the people you do not want to target are Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, as a self-styled Del Boy and his family from Leeds have discovered this week. Because like the Canadian Mounties, HMRC always get their man.

Mind you, in this instance they had a bit of help when the mother of this unlikely bunch stuffed £5,000 down her knickers and it started falling out as she was interviewed by police. Hard one to explain, that.