Hyderabad: This is not something that you will hear every day a man fell in trouble with the police for ‘racial hatred’ for whistling the ‘Bob The Builder’ theme song at his neighbour. Remember the show ’90s kids watched on Tiny TV every day?
The incident that happened in Bedfordshire, a county in the East of England, is making it to the headlines due to its bizarre angle.
Although recorded by the police as a non-crime hate incident, it will remain on file for at least six years and this could make it impossible for the offender to find a decent job. It is being recorded as a ‘hate incident’, even though no law has been broken.
“The police have completely lost the plot,’ said Harry Miller, a former police officer from pressure group Fair Cop. “How the hell can whistling ‘Bob The Builder’ at someone land you with a criminal record?” he asks, as per ‘Daily Mail’.
“The police have got more than enough to do and if it is not a crime, then we cannot be putting resources into it. The public is right to ask why are police investigating things that are not crimes,” feels Rupert Matthews, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.