Prevent the following type of action becoming a widespread tool of suppression :-
A lorry driver was "caught" smoking in his vehicle by officers of Lancaster City Council and Lancashire Police in a joint operation on 3rd. March.
The driver failed to pay a fixed penalty notice on time and was fined and charged a total of £430 by magistrates.
A council spokesman stated that they were committed to enforcing legislation.
QUESTION. When did councils/police start regarding themselves as the masters?
How they must wish for the good old days in the 1940's when people could be shown who was boss.Big Time.