Location: Eastway, Hackney, London, England
A short while after taking this and several other photographs at this location, and after brief discussions with the security guards seen here, I was approached by two uniformed Metropolitan Police constables seconded to SO23 Olympic Command, near Old Ford Lock on the River Lee.
The two officers effected a 'stop and account' on me. They had earlier threatened to effect a 'stop and search' on me, using handcuffs and force if necessary. I was stopped under Section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, and given a receipt.
Constable Birch entered the following information on the form: "STOP + ACCOUNT. Information received by G4S Security at Olympic Park that subject was seen taking photographs of North Search Plaza. Subject was evasive + obstructive to security officers at location. Satisfactory stop." Also present was Constable Doherty PL5335.
I will be making a complaint to the Metropolitan Police about this incident.