BUT radio journalist spoke of “terrible” five hours she endured in police cell after arrest during a report on protest action “Just stop the oil”.
Charlotte Lynch, of LBC reported on activists from the road bridge over junction 21 of M25, in Hertfordshire, on Tuesday, for around 45 minutes when she was approached and questioned by two officers.
After showing them the press card and explaining what she says on demonstration, the officers handcuffed her, took her phone and arrested her on conspiracy for the purpose commit a public trouble.
This happened after the photographer and director said they had been detained. in in police custody for around 13 hours for coverage of a protest organized by group.
Miss Lynch said she was searched on in side of road before officers confiscated her devices and took her to the police station in prison van.
She said, “Got to the Stevenage police station, it’s a trip took over hour because of M25 closes.
“I was in in back of police van, handcuffed, my hands were in front of I, all the time in handcuffs, on my own, two policemen were behind glass cage.
“That’s when it dawned on me “God, I can be blamed here” and all that runs in your mind: “Did I really commit this crime?” even though I knew I didn’t.”