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In the novel Cat Among the Pigeons, Andrew Ball was a burglar who broke into the residence of Henry Sutcliffe. Unfortunately for Ball, the house was under surveillance by Derek O'Connor from Special Branch. He had expected that various foreign interests would be going there at some time to attempt to find a package that Bob Rawlinson may have handed to his sister Joan Sutcliffe to be taken out of Ramat. Derek also wanted to retrieve the package and so gave Ball ample time to ransack the place thoroughly before moving in to arrest him. Ball failed to find anything but this did not stop him from being prosecuted and sentenced.

Andrew Ball was not featured in the film adaptation of Cat Among the Pigeons in Season 11 of ITV's Agatha Christie's Poirot.

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