Comedian 'theft' publicity stunt backfires

Sarah Coles
Lee Nelson stunt
Lee Nelson stunt

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Comedy character Lee Nelson staged a fake theft of his own DVD in Oxford Street yesterday, to entertain fans who had arrived for a DVD signing. However, after being chased around the store by an actor in police uniform, they spilled out onto the street where it all went horribly wrong.

A real police officer saw what he thought was a real crime, and stepped in.