Charlie Lindoe, a 13 year old schoolboy, allegedly hurled an apple at a classmate and, although he denied the assault, he quite expected a stern telling off. Five days passed and then suddenly, two police constables appeared at his home at 11pm.
The boy’s father told them they would have to come back in the morning but they apparently said ‘we can’t do that. Get him out of bed or we will go in there and arrest him’.
After a grilling about the assault, the officers made the boy sign a good behaviour agreement promising not to throw apples again. The teenager apparently bruised an 11-year-old classmate’s arm when he hurled the fresh piece of fruit at him after school in Colchester, Essex, and the victim’s parents subsequently complained to police.