A council has apologised to Manchester-based Cavendish Press, after its chief photographer was threatened with assault by a care worker who had been escorting two boys to court.
The juveniles, aged 11 and 13, had just pleaded guilty to arson when the worker spotted Andy Kelvin taking pictures of them outside Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester.
According to Kelvin, the worker angrily rushed up to him in the street, swore at him and threatened to “take him down a dark alley” and damage his camera equipment.
Jon Harris, news editor at the agency, made a formal complaint to Tameside Council Social Services about the incident. The council sent a letter of apology to Cavendish and admitted the behaviour of the care worker, had been “inappropriate.”