It seems that local part time blogger Graham Rigg, aka Curly’s photography habit got him into a spot of bother a while back and ended up with him being pulled over and spoken to by the police after they received a 999 call from a worried member of the public.
The incident made the local press after he contacted them, and was picked up by the Daily Telegraph. CLICK HERE to read the article in full.
This is what the The Fat Mackem Hobbit had to say about the incident,
‘It became clear that they suspected me of being a paedophile just because I was taking pictures in public”
He also questioned the right of the police to investigate a complaint made by a member of the public and said,
“Even if I had been taking pictures in a public park, what gives them the right to track me across town on CCTV and fly into full emergency mode?”
According to the Hobbit
” The notion of presumed innocence seems to have disappeared. So has the notion of neighbourliness – everyone seems to be living with this irrational fear of paedophiles and terrorists.”
Whatever is the world coming to?