The two remaining members of seminal punk band The Clash are worried there is a British secret service file on them.

LONDON CALLING legends Mick Jones and PAUL SIMONON believe the government were so frightened by their actions in their late '70s heyday that they instructed MI5 to compile a dossier about the band.

Simonon says of the existence of the MI5 file, "There probably is, yes, alongside the file of the Sex Pistols.

"It's hard to fully appreciate now, but we certainly stood out back then, we really made a noise. It wasn't just us, it was every punk - anyone, in fact, who wasn't wearing flares was making a big political noise that terrified the government."

05/10/2004 21:11