Photographing the police now illegal

Unbelieveable. Photographing a police officer may now be unlawful in the UK.

…a new law - Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act - which has come into force…permits the arrest of anyone found “eliciting, publishing or communicating information” relating to members of the armed forces, intelligence services and police officers, which is “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”. That means anyone taking a picture of one of those people could face a fine or a prison sentence of up to 10 years…

If this was a picture of a policeman beating an innocent newspaper vendor then it would be unlawful. Since it's just you, Joe Public, they can take all the pictures they want.

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