A few minutes later a police officer arrived at the Bridges Shopping Centre in Sunderland and threatened to delete the photograph.
'They said I matched the description of a man who had been taking pictures,' Mr Geraghty-Shewan said. They took my details [you are not obliged to give any details to a police officer simply for taking a photograph] and said they had the right to remove the picture from my phone. [No such right exists.]
'I got annoyed and things got heated, then he threatened me with arrest for breach of the peace.