Bad Treatment At Upton Park?
To the best of my understanding if the Police stop and search you they have to give you a reason why and thereafter give you a written note of their reasons.
Today, our security team were 'patting down' Villa supporters; I saw two being searched in this way and frankly neither looked to my untrained eye as they'd come into any high risk category. Both supporters looked to be in their late teens. The security man then called out a middle aged man from the queue by saying 'oi you, come 'ere' but his polite request was ignored and the supporter just went through the turnstiles.
What gives these security teams these powers? Can anybody confirm if allowing yourself to be searched in such a manner is conditional on entry to the ground? Would a risk assessment have to be submitted that the fans posed any particular threat?
By Amanda at www.standupsitdown.co.uk
So did anyone get bad treatment or see any? I must admit I didn't see anything and I wasn't stopped - although I'd not have been impressed if I had been, especially as my outfit was made of eggs and I'd have hated them to be broken........ (I think I need a sit down!).