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Police question gran, 73, over splashing neighbour’s car

  • Lynda Middleton, 73, said she was made to ‘feel like a criminal’ by the officers 
  • The grandmother-of-five had splashed a parked car as she watered her flowers
  • Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said police have ‘more important things to investigate’

A grandmother was questioned by police after she splashed her neighbour’s car while watering her hanging baskets. 

Officers were called in to give 73-year-old Lynda Middleton a warning after dirt from her flowers fell on to the car parked below her property in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

Mrs Middleton claims she was ‘made to feel like a criminal’ and said her heart was pounding when she saw police on her doorstep. 

Officers were called in to give 73-year-old Lynda Middleton a warning after dirt from her flowers fell on to the car parked below her property in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire (pictured)

Mrs Middleton said two community support officers were sent to her home to resolve the issue. 

She told The Sun: ‘I was very frightened and my heart was pounding. 

‘But then they said they had called about me watering my flowers. I was devastated.

The 73-year-old said she was made to feel like a criminal after mud and dirt from her hanging basket fell onto a nearby car

The 73-year-old said she was made to feel like a criminal after mud and dirt from her hanging basket fell onto a nearby car

‘I don’t think I’m a criminal but they made me feel like one. Nobody can believe they’d waste their time speaking to me with other issues going on in the area.’

Mrs Middleton’s daughter Emma said it was ‘absurd’ police were sent to her mother’s property.  

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said police have ‘much more important things to investigate’.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk