A grandfather who asked police to keep an eye on his home while on holiday fearing it could be targeted by Lithuanian squatters was warned he could be arrested for racism.It's not like the poor bloke plucked a nationality out of thin air, either. He was responding to several well-publicised cases.
Mr Carroll said: “I wasn’t categorising the whole Lithuanian community. Maybe he has too much training in political correctness.”Mmmm, just like the policeman manning the counter down in Tottenham when Mr & Mrs Mosedale called to report an actual crime in progress...
Chief Inspector Neil Kerr yesterday admitted one of his officers had given Mr Carroll some “advice”.And the fact that it's all over the papers now isn't going to worry you, is it?
He said: “Strathclyde Police can confirm that a 78-year-old man attended East Kilbride police office for home security advice, which was given by an officer. The man made comments the officer felt were inappropriate.” He said any complaint would be investigated but added: “We are not aware of anyone making a formal complaint.”
Elected police chiefs. They can't come soon enough, can they?