Arrested For Feeding The Pigeons
Two Cumbrians, including one pensioner, have been arrested by the police and kept in holding for seven hours – for feeding pigeons. Neighbours had complained that the birds were blighting their lives, as hundreds flocked to feed from Monica and Janet McIntosh's garden in High Harrington, Cumbria – and so reported the couple to the police.
The McIntoshes were arrested on suspicion of a public nuisance offence and arrested at Worthington police station. They now intend to sue the constabulary which was eventually told it had no case against them.