I am dismayed by Chief Superintendent Glenn Tunstall’s arrogant attitude as our borough’s police commander (Blues and views, April 17).

After the incident, where a man photographed police vehicles, your paper confirmed that taking photos in a public place was not an offence, yet the police used the counter terrorism law to harass him.

As reported by the Comet, they later withdrew their charge on legal advice, but for Mr Tunstall later to endorse their actions seems bizarre, given that we are the most spied on country in the EU, whether it be commercial or enforcement officers, or shops, traffic wardens and the like.

The information gathered is privileged, so it is difficult for the average citizen to find out what has been recorded, yet those in uniformcan snap away.

I, too, was harassed by the police when some school kids invaded my privacy.

To prove to the mother that this was happening, I took two shots of their actions, but she subsequently called the police, claiming that a paedophile was at work.

Result – two squad cars, complete with the heavy brigade, came knocking on my door.

After futile talk they went away, since they knew that I had committed no offence as the shots were taken on my lawn, a private property.

Mr Tunstall further dismayed me by limiting his news sharing to Facebook and Twitter.

Can he produce figures to show how, during the cutbacks, the social media is effective, since I know that the majority of Kingston residents do not subscribe and the Comet, which I have bought for the past 15 years, appeals to a far wider readership.

A short Blues and Views column is fine, but what other matters are aired in the channels of which we nonsubscribers know nothing?