Two friends from Suffolk are warning holidaymakers after they were gassed and robbed in their own apartment in Spain.
Garry Brown and Trevor Cooke from Newmarket were left unconscious after the attack on the Costa Blanca.
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Mr Farron's bizarre comment was made to an activist who came to watch the party leader speak in Cambridge on Thursday.
Eddie Maher, who stole more than a million pounds from a security van in Suffolk, has claimed he did it because his family were threatened.
There will be some bright and sunny spells today with the chance of the odd shower, mainly in the north and east.