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The war on photographing in public continues...

From BBC Pravda:
A trainspotter has been questioned by police after taking photographs of locomotives near an oil refinery.

Stephen White claims he was treated "like a terrorist" for taking the snaps near the Murco depot at Milford Haven while on holiday in Pembrokeshire.

The 43-year-old from Yatton, near Weston-super-Mare, was caught by CCTV.

But Dyfed-Powys Police said it routinely investigated reports of suspicious behaviour at sensitive sites.

Look the message to Dyfed-Powys Police is quite simple, he was taking pictures of trains. Were he some dubious kaftan wearing Arab with a badge declaring his love for Osama an taking snaps of nuclear facilities then one might see a need to worry.

His sister's car number plate was also noted and police traced it to her home in Heckington, Lincolnshire, where a neighbour gave them her mobile phone number.

An officer then phoned her. She gave an explanation and was asked her to take the photos to a police station.

The family said they were asked for the pictures on another two occasions during their holiday.

Oh for fucks sake, have the local plod got bugger all better to do than this? Come on there must be assorted rapists, murderers and other anti-social types in need of rounding up? Oh yes I forgot that might require some fucking effort.

Mr White said when he spotted the engines he did not realise they were connected with the Murco oil depot.

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said officers routinely investigated reports of suspicious activity at sensitive sites in the force area.

"Officers sought an explanation from Mr White regarding his activities," she added. "Following an explanation from him, no further action was taken."

Yes that would be as he did nothing wrong what so fucking ever. I wonder how much time and effort and taxpayers money this fiasco has taken in time on the part of officers. They might have actually save some time, effort and our tax money if they had bothered to read the Home Office statements reaffirming the public’s right to take photographs.

And so yet again I shall repost this handy guide to your rights with regards taking snaps in a public place:

Be safe and do try not to fall down the stairs several times back at the police station.

Plus the usual coming down on tourists, schoolboys and passers-by all subject to state cock waving on the part of over zealous officials for carrying out a legal activity.

Oh and here is an example of some dickheads throwing their weight about.

Just shows that New Labour socialists treat everyone as a suspect.

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