“Yes, I’m setting fire to this to get arrested […] If you don’t get my money I will commit a crime and get arrested. I need some food.”
Having had their benefits stopped and having not eaten for 3 days, Bee O’Brien went to the job centre to get things sorted over the phone. When faced with no other option arrest seemed like the best way to get some food so they took a lighter to the telephone cables in order to get arrested; after all, the police have a duty of care to feed people in the cells.
Full story in the Manchester Evening News.