The father of a 10-year-old who was allegedly warned by police for drawing a hopscotch, has told ITV News Meridian, that he will be speaking to Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes about the incident.
10-year-old Lilly Allen claims she was stopped by police whilst playing on a hopscotch on the pavement. She says the incident has left her 'scared'.
Bob Allen expressed his anger on his Facebook page.
– Bob Allen, Father
I am absolutely seething that they done this as these two policemen drove past three cars parked on the pavement on the road where I live, so when she tries to cross the road when she goes to the sweetshop, she can't see the traffic coming and I suppose she's an easy target.
A ten-year-old girl from Kent has been allegedly warned by police for drawing a hopscotch grid on the pavement. Her father, Bob Allen said she was approached by two policemen, who told her it was 'illegal to draw on the floor' as it was 'criminal damage'.
The family have made a formal complaint to Kent Police. The incident is alleged to have taken place on Monday 6 May.
– Kent Police Spokesman
We are trying to trace the officers who are reported to have made this comment. From the circumstances described, it would not appear to have been necessary to advise the young girl that chalking a hopscotch grid may be criminal damage and illegal."