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A man from Teeside was dragged from a plane and questioned for three hours under the Terrorism Act after a cabbie reported him because he was worried about his choice of music.

Harraj Mann, from Teeside, suffered the interogation after he got a cab to Durham airport and plugged his MP3 player into the taxi's stereo.

After playing Procol Harem, which the cabbie enjoyed, he played the Clash's London Calling and Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. These clearly didn't go down so well because the taxi driver reported his passenger to police once they arrived at Durham airport.

Mr Mann was hauled off the plane to London and questioned. He was released without charge and caught a later flight. More from Reuters here.

It is not the first time Clash lyrics have attracted the wrath of UK authorities. In June 2004 Bristol man Mike Devine was arrested at his office after sending a text message including words from the Clash song Tommy Gun. There was speculation as to how the text message came to police attention - they insisted Devine had mis-sent the text and that they don't spend all their time reading everyone's messages. Click here for more.

Devine was released once he'd convinced investigators he played in a tribute band. ®

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