UK Daily Mail
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
When trainspotter Stephen White noticed some interesting engines, he wasted no time in taking pictures of them for his collection.
It was the start of a bizarre sequence of events involving midnight phone calls, police raids and even, it is claimed, suspected terrorism.
Mr White, 43, who was on a camping holiday in Wales with his sister Helen and her two children, was caught on CCTV from a nearby oil refinery as he took the photographs
Miss White’s car number plate was also noted and police traced it to her home in Lincolnshire, where a neighbour gave them her mobile phone number.
An officer then phoned her in the early hours, waking her daughter Jessica, 11, and six-year-old son Bryn, and demanded she take the photos to a police station despite her innocent explanation.
Not wishing to interrupt the family holiday, Miss White, a 41-year-old civil servant, refused.
This article was posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 3:20 am