Police warn UK man that taking photos of "hooded teenagers" is illegal


The Daily Mail reports that a 64-year-old London man who took photos of teenagers raising a ruckus in front of his apartment could be charged with assault.

David Green, 64, and his neighbours had been plagued by the youths from a nearby comprehensive school for months, and was advised by their headmaster to identify them so action could be taken.

But when Mr Green left his £1million London flat to take photographs of the gang, who were aged around 17, he said one threatened to kill him while another called the police on his mobile.

And he claimed that a Police Community Support Officer sent to the scene promptly issued a warning that taking pictures of youths without permission was illegal, and could lead to a charge of assault.

Photographing thugs 'is assault', police tell householder snapping proof of anti-social behaviour (Daily Mail, via Arbroath)