The Message still doesn't seem to be getting through to the plod that:
It is not illegal to take photographs in a public place.
Authoritarian cunts. How can they expect us to abide by the law when they make it up as they go along.
The usual weasel words.
The Metropolitan police has issued a statement to the British Journal of Photography - a spokeswoman said:
"It is clearly not the intention of the MPS to prevent people from taking photographs, although, as the public would expect, officers will remain vigilant, particularly in crowded public places. Any allegations or complaints about police treatment of photographers are taken very seriously by the MPS."
She adds: "Anyone who is unhappy with the actions of individual police officers can make a formal complaint, which will be thoroughly investigated. Although at this time we have not received a complaint about this incident and no allegations of crime have been made, we will investigate the circumstances. Our officers do receive guidance around the issue of photography through briefings and internal communications and we continue to drive this work forward.