November 5, 2018
A leading police commissioner has revealed that hate crime regulations forced his officers to question an elderly woman for beeping her horn at another car.
Anthony Stansfeld, the police commissioner for Thames Valley, has called for a review of current rules after the elderly lady was quizzed under caution because the driver just happened to be black.
Speaking about the case, he said that the woman is a ‘pillar of society’ in his community and was left devastated after she had to be investigated on suspicion of a hate crime because she honked at the other car for ‘taking ages’ at the petrol station.
The commissioner covers the Thames Valley area which contains the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
This article was posted: Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:52 am