A gullible teacher was approached by a car salesman pretending to be an undercover anti-terrorist agent and agreed to work with him by pretending to be gay in a twisted plan to expose 'IRA terrorists' at his college.

He was told to undergo a series of training exercises which included 'blindfolded' beatings by the accused, cross-dressing, having a 'ridiculous' hairstyle, assulting a fellow student and chasing another one for a kiss.

The 'MI5 officer', salesman Robert Hendy-Freegard, has been accused at Blackfriars Crown Court, London, of a variety of offences, including conning victims of �650,000 and threats to kill in a bizarre plot lasting over a decade.