"We... were told to sit in rows and not talk to each other. There was a small area of the motorway where we were told to sit and stay."This, apparently, is how we treat innocent members of the public these days ... over something as inoffensive as an e-cig.
There is so much wrong with this, just where does one start?
UPDATE: Via Leg Iron, the Daily Mail carries an understatement of heroic proportion.
Although Britain is on a high state of alert in advance of the Olympic Games, Staffordshire police were last night facing accusations of gross over-reaction."17 police cars and vans, 13 fire engines, four ambulances and even the military"? You don't bloody say!