Police 'arrest' grandmother, 93, and her family is over the moon

Will Metcalfe
Contributor
Greater Manchester Police 'arrested' 93-year-old Josie Birds as she said she always wanted to be arrested but had never fallen foul of the law. (Twitter)

One of the UK’s biggest police forces has been praised after arrested a 93-year-old grandmother.

Greater Manchester Police carried out the ‘arrest’ on Josie Birds as the pensioner had always wanted to be arrested but had never fallen foul of the law.

In a tweet that has received more than 1,000 likes, her granddaughter Pam Smith shared pictures of the ‘incident’ and thanked the force.

She said: “A big thank you to @gmpolice for ‘arresting’ my Gran Josie today. She is 93 years old and her health is failing, and she wanted to be arrested for something before it’s too late. She has a heart of gold and thoroughly enjoyed it today. Thank you for granting her wishes.”

Greater Manchester Police 'arrested' 93-year-old Josie Birds as she said she always wanted to be arrested but had never fallen foul of the law. (Twitter)
Ms Bird waits in an interview room. (Twitter)

The police force responded: “I’m glad our officers could help out, looks like she got the full experience! Give our best to Josie and I’ll try and pass your message back to the officers who kindly helped out.”

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Ms Smith said the force had “made an old lady very happy” by arresting her grandmother, adding: “She is quite poorly and wanted to do something like this while she still has the strength to enjoy it. She’s been good all her life (she says....) and wanted to have an experience to remember! She’s a star.”

Earlier this year, Anne Brokenbrow, 104, was arrested after her care home contacted Avon and Somerset Police.

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