I bought my five- and seven-year-old sons a toy gun in a supermarket. What happened next has changed our feelings about our place in Britain

On the penultimate day of spring term 2016, my children – aged five and seven – were detained in isolation after school for nearly two hours and questioned by police officers (without the consent or presence of a parent) because of a toy gun.

This was the day our family’s perception of its place in the community was turned upside down. Our lives are divided into before and after.

Continue reading…https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/01/children-detained-toy-gun-prevent-strategy