Grandmother, 104, 'arrested' by police to fulfill her 'greatest wish' after a life without crime

Will Metcalfe
Contributor

This is the moment a 104-year-old gran was ‘arrested‘ by police after she said it was her greatest wish to be nicked – because she’d never fallen foul of the law.

Anne Brokenbrow – who has never committed a crime – grinned as local officers arrested and bundled her into a waiting police car.

Mrs Brokenbrow had told staff at her care home in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, her desire to be arrested as part of a charity scheme where residents write down what they want most.

Anne said she’d enjoyed being on the wrong side of the law for a change.

Anne Brokenbrow, 104, was ‘arrested’ after telling nursing home staff in all of her years she had never fallen foul of the law. (SWNS)
Anne Brokenbrow, 104, pictured in her youth (SWNS)

She said: “I had a lovely day it was interesting. Nothing like that ever happened to me before. They put the handcuffs on, I had the lot.

“What did it feel like being a criminal? Well it will make me much more careful of what I say and do. But the police were very nice throughout.”

Anne, who worked at the Robertsons jam factory has dementia, has been at the home for 10 months, where she is regularly visited by her granddaughter Sasha who she raised.

Anne Brokenbrow, 104, was ‘arrested’ after telling nursing home staff in all of her years she had never fallen foul of the law. (SWNS)
Anne Brokenbrow, 104, was ‘arrested’ after telling nursing home staff in all of her years she had never fallen foul of the law. (SWNS)

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PCSO Kelly Foyle helped in the arrest.

She said: “She did come quietly, and she wanted to be handcuffed so we very gently applied the handcuffs and escorted her down to the police car.”

Care home manager Alex said Anne was their first resident to be arrested by police.

She said: “Anne has been a resident here over 10 months, she’s definitely a character – she’s got a beautiful and a great sense of humour.

“She usually brings a smile to the carers’ faces.

“We were a little bit surprised when she came up with her wish, who would expect from a 104 to want to be arrested.

“But it’s been great.”