The story begins in the slums of Eastleigh, a sprawling suburb of Nairobi in Kenya and home to a huge Somali community.
The Eastleigh constituency had been held by the Liberal Democrats.
The train was an express, stopping only at Basingstoke and Eastleigh.
By this time the police will have learned the truth, and I shouldn't be at all surprised if the train is searched at Eastleigh.
Mile after mile sped by, and soon we had passed Winchester and were drawing close to Eastleigh.