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From the BBC:
A police force has apologised after a disabled child and his parents claimed they were detained at a Channel crossing point under the Terrorism Act.
Julie Maynard, of Ware, Hertfordshire, was taking a day trip to Calais through the Channel Tunnel in Folkestone, Kent.
The detective constable accused Ms Maynard and her husband Leslie Coombs of trafficking her son Joshua, 12.
Kent Police apologised and described the incident as inappropriate, unprofessional and lacking in tact.
The family was stopped by plain clothes officer from the Channel Tunnel Policing Unit on 20 February.
I wish to reassure you that your highly unsatisfactory experience was a very isolated incident
Insp Helen Shaw
Ms Maynard, a legal advocate, said the officer, who failed to identify who she was, asked for the family’s passports then asked “who’s the boy?”
“My son is mixed race and the officer then told us, ‘I believe you are child trafficking’.” Read more…