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Photographing thugs ‘is assault’, police tell householder snapping proof of anti-social behaviour
Posted By admin On July 21, 2008 @ 4:02 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
UK Daily Mail 
Monday, July 21, 2008
A householder who took photographs of hooded teenagers as evidence of their anti-social behaviour says he was told he was breaking the law after they called the police.
David Green, 64, and his neighbours had been plagued by the youths from a nearby comprehensive school for months, and was advised by their headmaster to identify them so action could be taken.
But when Mr Green left his £1million London flat to take photographs of the gang, who were aged around 17, he said one threatened to kill him while another called the police on his mobile.
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And he claimed that a Police Community Support Officer sent to the scene promptly issued a warning that taking pictures of youths without permission was illegal, and could lead to a charge of assault.
Last night Mr Green, a television cameraman, said he was appalled that the legal system’s first priority seemed not to be stopping frightening anti-social behaviour by aggressive youths, but protecting them from being photographed by the concerned public.
Mr Green, a father-of-two, lives with his programme-maker wife Judy in a penthouse flat close to Waterloo station.
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