>FIT at Southend Airport

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>It seems that more and more people are objecting to being placed under FIT style surveillance. About time!

The latest case hitting the press concerns Essex police seen photographing a bunch of people attending a meeting about the future of Southend Airport. They snapped local residents and members of campiagn groups on ‘crime and disorder’ grounds.

Quoted in the Mail, Kiti Theobald, chairman of the Stop Airport Extension Now group, said: ‘I was walking out of the main building and there was a policeman with a camera. I asked him if he was taking pictures of me and he said yes.

‘I asked him why, but he just said his boss told him to do it. He wouldn’t tell me anything else about it.

Which seems to be about the standard of reply we expect to get from FIT coppers generally, Essex ones in particular.

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