Robin Page, an old London colleague of mine from my Telegraph days has just won a five-year legal battle:
His opening remark was: “If you are a black, vegetarian, Muslim, asylum-seeking, one-legged lesbian lorry driver, I want the same rights as you…”
He was arrested the next month, and a further five months later was contacted at his farm in Cambridgeshire and asked by two officers from Gloucestershire to attend an interview at a police station.
At the station he declined to answer questions without a lawyer and was arrested.
He was put in a cell and told that he would have to stay overnight if he wished to wait for his solicitor.
Her Majesty’s constabulary: The joke police.