Photographer Anthony Finnegan 'to get £10,000 in compensation from police'

A police force is to pay a photographer compensation after he complained about treatment by officers while out taking photos, his solicitors say.

Anthony Finnegan was wrongfully arrested for taking a photograph of a bank in Shrewsbury in Shropshire in 2009 and will receive £10,000, solicitors Bhatt Murphy said.

The amateur photographer was taking photos of the town, they added.

West Mercia Police said the matter was "ongoing" and did not wish to comment.

"It is a live matter, with ongoing litigation and it would be inappropriate to comment," a spokesman said.

Mr Finnegan said he was kept in a cell for seven hours and then not told by police whether he would be facing prosecuting for a public order offence for two months.

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