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Friday, May 10, 2013

Nanny Bans Hopscotch

I wonder sometimes whether the "powers that be" in this country have had some form of collective mental breakdown. That at least is the only conclusion that I can draw from the story that has appeared all over the media about Lily-May Allen's encounter with Ramsgate Police.

Lily-May is 10, and drew a chalk hopscotch grid on the pavement outside her house.

This is a perfectly normal activity for a child, and one which is indulged in throughout the country.

Unfortunately, for reasons that are completely unclear, some officers from Kent police allegedly informed her that it was criminal damage.

Bob Allen, her father, is quoted by the BBC:
"I'm so infuriated that they didn't come and knock on the door and ask to see me or her mum. 

They've just gone and said something to her and then just driven off."
It is entirely possible that this was some kind of joke that the officers may have been trying to have that went slightly wrong, as Lily-May didn't see the funny side. As a police spokesman said:
"From the circumstances described, it would not appear to have been necessary to advise the young girl that chalking a hopscotch grid may be criminal damage and illegal."
This all seems very odd to me!

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  1. We are the state....Do as you're told or we'll have you.

    As is normal, once the light of publicity shines, so the hi-viz brigade back down.

    What a nasty, miserable place England is now compared to the one I grew up in. I suspect our local Bobby would have had a hop himself as he passed us by, mind you, he was a sensible, proper copper who lived on his beat, and was not drunk on the power that all too many appear to be now, nor were his superiors just politicians in uniform; they had all pounded the beat and rose up through the ranks.

  2. Adrian1:35 PM

    It's quite clear that these days Plod has nothing better to do with his time. I suppose accosting a 10 year old girl like that is somewhat safer than challenging a terrorist or criminal.

    The particular Plod should be made to apologise to the girl and her father.

  3. Lord of Atlantis10:35 AM

    Tonk: You have summed up perfectly just what is wrong with today's police force. The consequence of this is the police state we now all 'enjoy'. I assume there are no real criminals in that part of Kent?