Four-Year-Old Girl Threatened With Arrest For Picking Daffodils

23/03/2011 17:30 | Updated 22 May 2015

daffodilsA little girl of four was threatened with arrest after being caught picking daffodils in her local park.

Sienna, her stepsister Olivia, six, and sister India, 10, were enjoying a day at Whitecliffe Park in Dorset with their parents Marc Marengo and Jane Errington when they were confronted by the police.

A local councillor had reported seeing the children picking the flowers.

The police took no action, but Ms Errington accused them of being heavy-handed, and claimed Sienna was now too scared to go back to the park.

She said: 'Surely the police have better ways to spend their time and taxpayers' money?'

Poole councillor Peter Adams, who reported the family to the police said: We are very proud of our parks and can't have people ripping up public property.

'The children weren't just taking one or two daffodils, it was big clumps of them.'

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