Adults walking in a park in Shropshire unaccompanied by children risk being stopped by council officials — just in case they might be paedophiles.
Now, never mind that if you ask a paedophile if he (or she — not all paedophiles are men) is a paedophile, they’re hardly going to answer in the affirmative, but whatever happened to “innocent until proven guilty” ? This is surely a breach of Articles 5, 6, 8, 10 and/or 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights, however you look at it.
Measures such as this will not protect a single child. However, they will fan the flames of panic and acclimatise the population to ever more intrusive surveillance.