It give the police far too much power and is by used by then in a cavalier fashion. The unfortunate truth is it's much easier for the police to 'book' someone under this act and are therby seen to be doing something. As a photographer the use of this act by the police is an afront to freedom as photography is NOt an offence. No matter what excuse the police give, and they have plenty.
for the good of all please repeal thios act.