Police seized three air weapons following complaints from neighbours.
Officers were called to Beresford Road, Southend, at about 2.15pm where some youngsters were shooting the BB guns in a back garden.
They said no offences had been committed, but still seized the weapons.And people wonder why I use the Twittertag #policeoutofcontrol..?
Sgt Rob Axe never thought of that one, did he? Just ignore the legality of the act and confiscate them anyway! I don't know what's worse, the fact that they did it or the fact that, in the comments, so many people seem to think there's nothing wrong with it.
Just as Mud In The Blood predicted, over the tragic death of an off-duty cop attempting to intervene in the Clacton shooting, Gadget's mob can't help themselves, alternately demanding weapons to prevent this ever happening again (ignoring the fact he was off-duty and so wouldn't have been carrying) and hurling invective at the politicians they hate because they express their sympathies (oh, but if they didn't, the shrieking would reach fever-pitch!).
They'd do better to ensure their own actions stand up to scrutiny, if they want to win back the trust of the public and their backing in their Anti-Winsor Crusade.
Because who are more people likely to come into contact with, and so see as the face of British Policing - the courage of a PC Dibell or the swaggering make-it-up-as-you-go-along of these unnamed PCs?