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Bus photographer is condemned by public and harassed by police

Bus photographer is condemned by public and harassed by police - A bus photographer is condemned by British public who fear he may be a terrorist or a paedophile.

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BusesA bus spotter whose lifelong hobby was to take photographs of buses has been forced to give up his favourite pastime after being labelled as a terrorist and a paedophile by the public.

50-year-old Rob McCaffrey has been taking pictures of buses all over the world for the last forty years but says he has only ever faced problems of fear and suspicion in Britain and has been questioned by police officers twice in the last year.

With a collection of some 30,000 images of buses, trams and coaches, the pastime has been Rob's lifelong hobby. Now he has taken the decision to pack up his camera gear for good after suffering abuse from the public and bus drivers and interrogation from the police and says the continuous harassment is now preventing him from enjoying the activity any longer.

 

 

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JackMarge 6 20 England
25 Jun 2008 3:51PM
A real shame to hear something like this.

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Goggz e2
7 2.3k 72 Wales
25 Jun 2008 5:32PM
Absolutely dreadful! Even if you know your rights Joe Public and the police often don't.
26 Jun 2008 5:39AM
Agreed, and a sad world.
26 Jun 2008 8:41AM
put 2 fingers up and do as you enjoy we all no the police have nothing better to do with our money

and jo public well if ther were at work.
ventile 7 152 Wales
26 Jun 2008 9:44AM
Well,what sad country this is becoming,stick at it,sod them all!!!
28 Jun 2008 3:09PM
He should move country....
nsrh 6 144 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2008 4:20PM
Heard this chap being interviewed on Radio 4.

Such a shame.
DannyLenihan 6 213 19 England
18 Jul 2008 9:20AM
How does one get identified as a terrorist paedophile?

Man: "What are you doing?"
bloke: "Photographing buses".
Man: "Oh my God! Grab your kids and run. He's got a Lowepro rucksack..."
WilliamRoar 6 188 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2009 7:07PM
Get one of those camera phones and pretend to text but take it that way, the image quality is dreadfull but it's jest a suggestion

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