Question: Why did they pixelate, and I suspect pink paint, the person who did this stunningly horrible thing in such a manner that we cannot identify him. What possible good can that serve except to the accused?
- ‘Ashamed’ parents didn’t believe children when told of incident in Leicester
- But gravity of horror became clear after one mother was sent snap of the incident the following day
- Police surrounded playground and swooped on 57-year-old suspect
- They later seized a number of imitation guns near school
PUBLISHED: 09:58 GMT, 8 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:19 GMT, 8 June 2013
Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground.
‘Ashamed’ parents ignored youngsters’ revelations that a man with a gun had been in the Morton playground, Leics, and dismissed their children’s stories.
The next morning a mum-of-three was sent this harrowing picture – apparently taken at the park at about 6pm the previous day – showing a man brandishing an automatic gun.
Horror: Armed police arrested a man suspected of giving a machine gun to children after this shocking image was taken at a school playground in Leicester
Children ran home to tell their parents about the man – who had even given the weapon to an eight-year-old boy to hold.
Armed officers surrounded the play area and eventually arrested a 57-year-old man in Brighton Road, Northfields, in connection with the incident after ‘imitation’ firearms