Plod picks on easy target
A pensioner who stepped in to stop youths throwing stones at ducks on a canal was arrested by police.
Bill Marshall was expecting officers to investigate his complaints about being repeatedly taunted by the gang. Instead the 73-year-old great-grandfather was taken to a cell and accused of attacking the teenagers.
Mr Marshall, who has a heart condition and diabetes, was left distressed and angered by the arrest....
Now police have dropped any charges and apologised.
Chief Insp Glenn Harper of Nottinghamshire Police said the arresting officer acted correctly but added: "I will ensure the necessary training needs are addressed."
More "training" - the answer to everything - what about giving the officer a right royal bollocking?