An Essex Police spokesman said: “We are investigating allegations of malicious communications and inquiries are ongoing.”Really? I mean, really?
Essex Police confirmed a probe is under way after a complaint from the mayor after a link to the video on Facebook and Youtube was e-mailed to all councillors and senior officers at Basildon Council.
The video is a skit on an embarrassing photograph posted online of the mayor after Armed Forces Day in Basildon, in June, when she appeared to be looking at her mobile phone while receiving a salute from troops.So what if it's a skit? Are Essex Police the Humour Police now?
Mrs Larkin said: “You can expect criticism as mayor, but no one should have to put up with this sort of humiliation – it is disgusting.”And, thanks to the fact that you are far too dim to know about things like the Streisand Effect, now far, far more people have seen it than ever would under normal circumstances. It's even made the States!
Mr Ball said: “We’ve been the subject of these cartoon videos before, but previously there’s been an element of humour and they were quite cleverly done.
“Although this video had similarities, it was lacking in any humour and was appallingly offensive to the mayor.”And, much as you might wish it were otherwise, that's not a crime...
Still, it’s not like Essex Police have any more serious crimes to deal with, I suppose…