Richard Branson kitesurfs into the gendarme's arms

Quote of the day: 'Allo 'Allo! The French police turned up to arrest us after we completed today's Channel kitesurf crossing. When the police told us it was illegal, I said I thought anybody could swim in the sea!'

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
Branson has managed to set the record for the oldest person to kitesurf the Channel but almost ended up in the clink when he landed on French soil. 'The police told us that the food in the cells wasn't as good as in French restaurants,' laughed the Virgin tycoon, adding. 'Luckily, they had a sense of humour and they let us off with a very firm warning not to do it again.'

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