The owner of a restaurant arrested for defending his premises and clients from a gang of young thugs, who are not even admonished. Yeah, I know it's a Daily Mail story - but so what? Does it make the story less true? Or less offensive to any normal person's sense of right and wrong?
Sussex police said Mr Miah should not have tried to apprehend the youths and should have 'observed from a safe distance' before dialling 999. The spokesman said: 'On no account should any attempt at aggression be made as this could easily escalate into violence.'Umm, excuse me but hadn't the violence already started? And since when is self-defence aggression?
So, we must all be as shamelessly craven as our persons in black, or be arrested for possession of self-respect with intent to exercise it. What's more, from the point of view of the crime statistics, it shows up as one incident, one arrest. Job done.