Police have apologised after wrongly arresting a news photographer who took photos at a road accident reports Holdthe FrontPage.
Andy Handley, a staffer on the Milton Keynes News was standing behind a police cordon and taking pictures when he was confronted by a road traffic officer in September 2006.
The officer tried to confiscate Handley’s equipment and when the photographer refused he was handcuffed, arrested and marched off to the police station where he was photographed, fingerprinted and DNA tested.
He was later released at 1.15am after being cautioned for obstruction and detained for nearly eight hours.
After the intervention of the newspaper the police apparently admitted they made “a serious misjudgement” and have apologised to the Handley.