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Mattsson was stopped taking photographs of a public military parade during Armed Forces Day in Romford, east London, in June 2010. The police told him he was a public hazard and that photographing the servicemen amounted to “anti-social behaviour” and that he was breaching the privacy of the soldiers.
Mattsson said an inspector told him that he was being silly and “running around being stupid and gay”.
The photographer received the compensation from the Metropolitan Police alongside a written apology.