Snappers beware - police get heavy with anti terror laws

As reported in the Independent, an unsuspecting photographer found himself being bundled into a police car, locked up and subjected to interrogation. Was he armed and dangerous - well yes, if you consider a camera to be a weapon of mass destruction - but no, he was merely taking a picture of an old building - the former HMSO print works that is being regenerated in south London. So why was he stopped - the building happened to be near a police station and the Terrorism Act 2000 gives the police powers to stop and interrogate those they think may be engaged in potential terrorist activities!

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