Customers leaving Aldi were told to stay in their cars and off their phones by the police during an incident on Saturday, according to one "panicked" shopper.
Shortly after 5pm, the store in Tewkesbury Road, Cheltenham was descended on by police.Police who had clearly forgotten all those warnings about what they are and aren't allowed to ask citizens to do.
The lady added that "some people were trying to take photos and were told no photos and to put phones away".To which the answer should have been "Under what laws, officer?" They would have been stuck then.
Unless this was a terrorist incident. Was it?
Police said the incident wasn't related to the store at all but was the apprehension of suspected shed burglar.There you go then. Just more evidence that, given the slightest opportunity, the police will abuse their authority. This attitude must start at the very top.