A kind-hearted teenager was interrogated for two hours and threatened with a criminal record by police after he attempted to help elderly residents left stranded by icy weather.His heinous crime?
After the council failed to grit the streets, he went down to the council offices and offered to do their job for them. They told him he could do so, if he could find a yellow grit bin (obviously they didn’t know where to find it themselves, what do you think they do, work here..?).
Determined to accomplish his act of kindness, the teenager and his friends spent hours driving around town looking for grit for the paths around the estate in Cedar Grove.So they presumably tracked him down via his car registration. I guess thee must be no other crime on the railway in Cedar Grove worth bothering about?
He finally found some at a railway station and went ahead with the gritting.
However, two days later British Transport Police arrived at his home and accused the youngster of theft of the grit.
Philip added: 'They came to my house and questioned me for two hours.But now this has been publicised, the BTP issued a grovelling apology and promised disciplinary action for the numptys that called on Philip.
'I have never been in trouble before and tried to explain I was helping the older people get out of their homes.
'The officer said that if they did not take me to court I might still get an official caution. I have been worrying ever since.'
Ha, no, of course not:
A spokesman for British Transport Police said: 'We have investigated this but it appears the 17-year-old and his friends who took the grit did not realise they were committing an offence.How good of you....
'We will not be taking this any further.'
Well, if that daft cow Melanie Reid wants us all to do ‘compulsory voluntary work’, she going to have her work cut out ensuring that we aren’t all nicked for it...