MEET Brian, the 77-year-old Glasgow pensioner who can stop powerful 100 kiloton nuclear warheads using nothing but a pedestrian crossing.

Pensioner Brian Quail was arrested on Thursday evening after holding up a convoy of trucks that Scottish CND claims was carrying nuclear warheads through Scotland.

John Ainslie, co-ordinator of Scottish CND, was travelling with Brian. He told the National: “When [the convoy] was going through a pelican crossing Brian pressed the button to turn the light red, waited until the vehicles all red and then sat down in front of it.”

Ainslie said the convoy was made up “four lorries carrying either one or two nuclear bombs in each”.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that a 77-year-old man had been arrested and charged with breach of the peace.