Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mark Thomas wins pay out from police

Just noticed that Mark Thomas has won over a grand off the police after he was stopped and searched for looking "over confident" after speaking at an anti-arms trade rally. According to the Guardian;

"The Met paid £1,200 for "falsely imprisoning" Thomas for 12 minutes. He said: "£100 a minute is slightly more than my usual rate. If over-confidence is a reason for a stop-and-search Jonathan Ross should never leave his house.""
Nice. I also note that "The officer who carried out the search had received "formal words of advice"." I can't be the only one wondering what they words might have been...

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