posted on Aug, 10 2012 @ 02:49 AM
reply to post by ganjoa
My original source, to avoid any doubt or confusion:
Get Surrey News Source
A spokesman for Surrey Police said Mr Worsfold's behaviour had "caused concern as the cyclists approached". He added: "The man was positioned
close to protesters and based on his manner, his dress and proximity to the course, officers made an arrest to prevent a possible breach of the
The spokesman also said Mr Worsfold had already written a letter stating that he fully understood the officers' actions and accepted their
apologies and explanations.
We both know that the police aren't going to come out with "he looked like he would kick off" or "he was acting weird"....if the argument acgainst
what's occured is purely semantic, I find that quite telling.
Let's remember, the illness this man suffers only became apparent during / after the arrest. Now if his illness was a significant contributing factor
to his actions leading to his arrest, then naturally this would be taken into account - which it was - when he was released.
Unfortunately, I have myself seen people call all manner of things when arrested to try to secure leniency..."i've got AIDs, i'm ####### mad" and "get
off me, i'm disabled" amongst them (none of which were subsequently true).
Regarding the knives, he made a conscious decision to have them on his person, so must face the potential consequences of that.
Like other posters have said, the police are damned if they do and damned if they don't.
edit on 10-8-2012 by ComeFindMe because: (no reason