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A HIDEOUS-LOOKING fish has been nicknamed Annie because of its uncanny resemblance to the Tory MP Ann Widdecombe.

The rare 3ft-long Wolf Fish was given the pet name after it was spotted at the bottom of St Abbs harbour, near Eyemouth, Berwickshire.

But Annie's sudden appearance in the harbour is terrifying divers.

Andy Mitcheson, 30, said: "It scared me half to death the first time that I saw it.

"It has got a bulbous head and it looks quite nasty, but it's quite tame and it will even take food off you.

"I spoke to some of the other divers and apparently they call it Annie after Ann Widdecombe because it's a Tory blue colour and it has funny teeth.

"I definitely think there is a certain resemblance."

Shadow Home Secretary Widdecombe, who has admitted she is no beauty, was once cruelly dubbed Doris Karloff by critics because of her resemblance to the Frankenstein horror movie actor Boris Karloff.

Yesterday Matthew Kane, curator of Deep Sea World, North Queensferry said the sudden appearance of a Wolf Fish, which are mainly found in the North Atlantic and North Pacific, could be quite alarming.

He said: "I can understand why divers might be startled. It's fair to say the Wolf Fish is not exactly the Claudia Schiffer of the fish world."
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Date:Aug 17, 2000
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