On checking the story he was arrested for 'impersonating a police officer'. Dont know about you chaps but I have never seen a real copper walk into a bar and undress- perhaps I should get out more.....
Still, if it gets their Home Office target required arrest figures up, who cares if its completely and utterly nonsensical and drives a greater wedge between police and the society they are supposed to serve.
Alrighty then... so.... how many actual crimes occured in town while the LE personnel were wasting time harrasing a hard working fellow eh? Do children there face criminal prosecution if they dress up like a bobby for Halloween?
I heard on the radio it was two WPCs ( are we still allowed to call them that ??) Who lifted him. FFS , you can just imagine the short haired ,sensible shoe wearing , humourless, right on b1tches !!!!!! What a complete waste of Police time & money this is , let alone the huge dent caused in PR. I hope the CPS see sense & drop this debacle.
Can you imagine the scene the next time a police TV series is out filming on location? Someone will shout, "Look out, it's the Bill!" then someone else will shout, "No it's not. It's Taggart." (or Morse, or Inspector Wexford or whatever). Before you know it, half the cast will be thrown in the back of a Black Maria and whisked off to chokey for a stern dressing down.
Reminds me of a TV sketch where all five 'criminals' apprehended during a sting operation turned out to be undercover policemen - "No, I'm the real undercover ploliceman..."