This has been mentioned in another thread on here but it just shows the lack of understanding, not only of the police, but ordinary members of the public. If most people were asked to delete images from a card by the police, I would imagine everyone would do it. Without a court order they can't make you do anything. At the end of the day, it's about knowing your rights as a lot of police seem to make things up as they go along.
It makes you wonder. It's my son's birthday party this weekend...he's 4 years old and will be having all his wee pals of a similar age to it. I'll be taking photographs and I know other parents will as well. I always take my camera when my son goes to other children's party.
What's next, are we going to get the authorities telling us we can't photograhs kids at a party?
It's unfortunate that these terrorists exploit weaknesses in out system. Personally I think we should operate a permit system for the likes of photography in public places, or possible a proper form of professional ID though I know the authorities when shown NUJ cards still don't get the message that it's a job and we are not in the wrong.