Trainspotting photographer files police complaint

August 28, 2009

The trainspotting photographer who sparked a terror alert in Wales has filed an official complaint against the police, Amateur Photographer (AP) has learnt.

Stephen White was quizzed by police after taking shots of some locomotives at an oil depot.

Police said he had been seen acting suspiciously near the oil refinery at Milford Haven, later telling him that West Wales is a ‘hotbed for terrorism’.

White told AP that he has lodged an official complaint against Dyfed Powys Police and is seeking a ‘private and public’ apology for ‘harassing a person who had been taking pictures in a public place’.

Stephen’s story was picked up by the national media and led to a debate on BBC Radio in Birmingham which invited AP’s news editor to be part of a live discussion yesterday afternoon.

Picture credit: Stephen White

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