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Young Mum Fined for Accidentally Dropping Piece of Sausage Roll .........

added 25/4/08

If anyone still doubts that the general public is being harassed and bullied by those whose job it is supposed to be to serve us, then here is yet more proof (as if it were needed, but some people still bury their heads in the sand).

Notice how accidentally dropping a tiny piece of food is met by Hull City Council's "Environment Crime Unit".

It is about making us afraid by making everything a crime. It is about getting us into their system of control and surveillance; making us feel like slaves so we act like slaves and comply with every diktat spewing forth from Councils, Government, the EU and international 'laws' that have been foisted upon us.

This article in The Telegraph just follows on from my last article "Britain's Police Responses - Spot the Difference" that shows that real crime is routinely ignored to target the general public with petty or non-crimes.

From The Telegraph:

A single mother has been fined £75 for "littering" after her daughter dropped a piece of sausage roll on the pavement.

Sarah Davies, 20, was feeding Chloe, four, when the roll slipped from her grasp inches from her daughter's mouth and fell to the floor.

The incident happened in Hull city centre on Monday and a fixed penalty fine arrived in the post just three days later.

Miss Davies said that pigeons swooped down to eat the remains just moments later.

She said: "I had just picked up Chloe from nursery. We were both hungry so I got us a sausage roll to share. I had a bite and then bent down to give a bit to Chloe who was on her bike.

“A tiny bit missed her mouth and fell on the floor and seconds later some pigeons flew down and grabbed it. I crossed the road and was approached by two men - at first I thought they were canvassers as they were dressed in tracksuit bottoms.

“But one came up to me, said he was from the council and said I was going to be fined for dropping litter.”

She added: “I felt really small and humiliated. I was treated like I was a criminal. Where is the common sense? It was a small, bite-sized piece - just big enough for her mouth.

“I went back to take a picture of the 'litter’, but it had been gobbled by pigeons. There was no litter there at all.”

Hull City Council confirmed a fixed penalty ticket had been issued by a member of its Environment Crime Unit.

A spokeswoman for Hull City Council said: “The issuing of the fixed penalty notice is the result of the mother’s actions and not as a result of child’s.”

from The Telegraph