February 10, 2012
A police force has apologised to an animal rights campaigner after she posted footage on YouTube of a PCSO falsely accusing her of having terrorist links.
Activist Ali Firth, 49, was filming outside a pet store in Yorkshire on her video camera when the police community support officer demanded she stop.
When she refused, the PCSO then threatened to confiscate her camera under the Terrorism Act 2000 claiming she was part of a group with known terrorist links – all of which she caught on tape.
[...] ‘Never have I been called a terrorist. It’s ridiculous.’