Report from Amateur Photographer
"The Home Office has distanced itself from photography guidance that was published by the Metropolitan Police earlier today. The advice, which appeared on the Met's website, is intended as a guide for photographers and police officers in relation to photography in public and current anti-terrorism legislation. However, it was unclear whether the advice had been government approved. And it drew criticism in an article published today by The Guardian. Asked whether it had been endorsed by the Home Office, a spokesman told Amateur Photographer (AP): 'The Home Office has got nothing to do with it.' "
NEWS UPDATE 9 JULY 5.30pm