Sir Cliff Richard doll helps Norfolk couple feel safe

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Media captionThe doll has become a regular backseat passenger in Jill Stolworthy's car

A life-size replica of Sir Cliff Richard is being used as a security measure by a couple in Norfolk.

David Stolworthy said the model was put in his wife's car to make her feel less vulnerable when travelling alone at night.

But the dummy also heads out regularly with the family - even joining them on continental holidays.

Mr Stolworthy, 71, said the head came from a car boot sale and he fashioned the body from MDF and a cushion.

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Image caption One of Sir Cliff's biggest hits was Living Doll, which topped the singles chart twice

"I've got too much time on my hands since I've retired," Mr Stolworthy, of Costessey, near Norwich, said.

Despite regularly making people look twice, Mr Stolworthy said the replica Sir Cliff did not turn any heads at customs.

He said: "I couldn't believe it at Dunkirk when we got the ferry. Cliff was sitting in the back seat in clear view but nobody said anything at the border control.

"It was unbelievable."