My shy,retiring, 15 year old son and his friend went out for a walk a few nights ago and I get a call at 8.00 from the Bill saying he's been arrested on suspicion of burglary and suspicion of the theft of 3 pedal cycles.
Seems they walked into a manhunt ( three lads had tried to break into a house and legged it in the general area my son in was at the time) and were made to lay on the ground by a dog handler, bundled into police vans and banged up in a cell.
My son was distraught beyond belief. He's now on police bail waiting the results of the DNA from the cycles ( which he has never seen).
Thing is, the first he knew was a shout in the dark, 'DOWN ON THE GROUND..NOW' a terrifying experience.
They took his shoes his mobile, and mine, (which he had because it had more credit than his) and after being arrested at 8.00PM on Saturday he was eventually released after interviews,mugshots etc at 2.00PM on Sunday. Oh, and they searched his bedroom.
Talk about heavy handed policing!! I'll never help the b*******s again.
Still it could have been worse.