James Bond gone wrong in Libya as rebels capture SAS
"At that time it just seemed all a bit outlandish, frankly, because there was a British warship here in town just a few days ago, if anyone wanted to make contact with the authorities here they could have just walked down the gangplank and hailed a taxi," he said.
"But for some reason they decided to have gone a slightly more James Bond route about it.
"But I can't absolutely confirm this. As you can imagine in a city like this, in a situation like this there is a very, very strong rumour mill that sends rumours around."