To be clear on these things

Police Officers my not prevent someone from taking a photograph in public unless they suspect criminal or terrorist intent. Powers to stop and search are strictly regulated by law. Once an image has been taken police have no power to delete or confiscate without a court order.

Association of Chief Police officers
Statement given to Radio 4’s “Law in Action” 10th February 2009


One comment

  1. Amy

    My dad’s train magazines often have letters/stories of train spotters having their cameras confiscated and also being arrested by British transport police for taking pictures of trains- the heathrow express seems to be very photo shy.

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