August 30, 2003

Putting a Stop to the Movement of Arms

A seven-year-old boy playing with a plastic gun while travelling on a family holiday caused a highway to be shut down as police cars surrounded him and a helicopter swooped in. After they were forced off the road, little Connor Price's father and older brother were put on the ground and told they would be shot if they moved. Connor and another brother were put into a police car. His mother, granny, and another brother, who were travelling in another car could only watch helpless from behind all the police vehicles.

All the Lancashire police could say was, "We have to take any reports of firearms seriously."

Posted by david at August 30, 2003 11:39 PM