A father who brought his children out to pick flowers for their mother was shocked when a police woman stopped them and confiscated the flowers they were picking from a road edge.
David Taylor spoke out criticising the Nottinghamshire Police after the police woman took the 27 daffodils his two daughters had picked for their mother.
Police have insisted the flowers should not have been taken from the council-maintained verge with the officer in question calling it a ‘criminal offence’ in the video that David took.
In the video, David tells the officer: “I think you’re disgusting, taking flowers off children.”
“We turned around to go back to the car and a police officer was stood there and said we shouldn’t be doing that.
“I said I understood where she was coming from, but there are hundreds by the side of the road down there.”
He claims the police officer then took the flowers from his girls and made him feel as if they had been ‘criminalised’.
“She took the flowers from the girls and it upset them which is what made me act the way I did by taking the video,” he added.
“I have always taught my girls to respect the laws, and for the sake of picking flowers I now have to explain to my kids that what they did was wrong.
“I feel like it could have been dealt with a bit better – with some common sense. She gave me a telling off, which I understand, but the flowers had already been picked so I don’t see why she had to take them from the girls.
“It has ruined Mother’s Day. The kids are just kids so they will get over it – it’s just really rattled me that she took that attitude.”