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The terror of the Olympic flame squirter

Issue No. 2306

A woman has been given a police warning—for joking on Facebook that she would put out the Olympic torch with a water pistol.

Helen Perry posted that she had got her kids’ water guns at the ready to dampen it as it came through Bridlington.

Several weeks later she got a phone call from the cops. “I could not believe what I was hearing ... it was the police calling about what I had written on Facebook,” she said.

“I got quite a telling off and I remember him mentioning something about terrorism.”

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