a step too far maybe!!!! this could get a little messy, http://news.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30200-1318196,00.html British and American diplomats have been detained at gunpoint by police in Zimbabwe, according to Sky News sources. Police in Zimbabwe"My understanding is three vehicles, one British and two American, left Harare this morning to visit victims of political violence in Zimbabwe," said Sky's foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall. "A house was surrounded, the roads were blocked and they were held at gunpoint. "The British broke away first, got into their vehicle and battered another vehicle out of the road to get out of the way. "The US diplomats got into the second car, went over some spikes in the road, blew their tyres but got away. Advertisement "The third vehicle is still there. The house is still surrounded and I think there are still three US diplomats held at gunpoint." A US spokesman said he believed more than three diplomats were still being held. "They are still holding five Americans, two Zimbabwean staff and four Britons, almost five hours after the incident," Mark Weinburg said. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to send staff to get our people out, but they are still being held at the roadblock."