March 17, 2011
Police rushed a pair of officers in a marked car to a park after two young sisters were spotted picking daffodils.
Sienna Marengo, four, was seen picking flowers with six-year-old stepsister Olivia in Poole, Dorset.
A member of the public reported them to police and two constables attended and advised the girls’ mother, Jane Errington, that she and her partner, Marc Marengo, could be arrested for criminal damage.
The couple expressed anger at the “heavy-handed” response and accused police of wasting time.
Errington said the officers watched the family for 20 minutes before speaking to them. She said Sienna had been left too upset to return to the public park, fearing being “taken away by the police”.
This article was posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 4:35 am