Arrested for photographing Accrington Christmas celebrations

This is amazing. A police community support officer tries to get the details of photographer Bob Patefield. Originally the police say this is because of the anti-terror legislation but when Mr. Patefield refuses to give his details as he rightly claims that he is not obliged to the police change their excuse to anti-social behaviour. Mr. Patefield was arrested and held for 8 hours before being released without charge.

This is straight intimidation of photographers.

Police attempt to intimidate Bob Patefield

Police attempt to intimidate Bob Patefield

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/feb/21/photographer-films-anti-terror-arrest

 

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One thought on “Arrested for photographing Accrington Christmas celebrations

  1. I think the whole world, well Britian anyway, has gone crazy.I learnt yesterday that the murderers of a two year old child had served only 8 years.I don’t think the photographers in the French tunnel on the night that Princess Di was killed were charged with anti-social behaviour!Too often children in England are killed by their carers the carers then receive a pathetic sentance and yet attention is given to a poor bloke taking photos ( nice that Accrington has lights worth photographing!).We watched a program the other night where three policemen arrested a guy for peeing in the street. Not pleasant I admit but it was late at night and he had at least gone down a side street.Had he been a dog then that would have been okay.I used to be so proud to be British but then I remember when it really was “Great Britian”.

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