Police check on 'gay' email by 10-year-old
A father criticised police yesterday for launching an investigation after his 10-year-old son allegedly called a schoolfriend 'gay' in an email.
Alan Rawlinson said he was astounded after two officers arrived at his home in Bold Heath, Cheshire, to speak to his son, George. 'I could not believe what I was hearing,' Rawlinson, aged 41, said. 'They told me they considered it a very serious offence. I thought they were joking at first.
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