A 35-year-old man from Whitechapel in East London has told Dafty News that an anti-terrorist police officer pinged the braces on his trousers after the clips and adjuster bars set off an audio alert as the man passed through a metal detector at the Remembrance Sunday service at The Cenotaph in central London yesterday morning.
Toby Dell, a forklift truck exporter from Leman Street, told us: “As soon as I walked through the metal detector a siren went off and an armed anti-terrorist officer drew me to one side.
“He patted me down and then used a hand-held detector which kept going off when it was passed close to my waistband.
“I then remembered that the clips on my braces were made from steel and raised my sweatshirt so that the officer could see the cause of the problem, and that I wasn’t packing any heat.
“To my disgust, he then pulled both straps out as far as he could and released them, causing them to snap back hard against my chest, and most noticeably, my nipple area.
“I began to protest, but the officer just laughed and pulled my hat down over my eyes before kicking me up the arse.
“I felt upset and humiliated as I had a girl with me and it was our first date. She barely spoke to me after that”
A spokesman for The Metropolitan Police told us last night: “It’s not common practice for officers to snap people’s braces but this bloke sounds like he deserved it, the fucking idiot.”
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