Writer and journalist says he was stopped and questioned when out with his 11-year-old after a security guard called the policeThe writer and journalist Will Self has said he was stopped by police while out walking with his son because they suspected he was a paedophile.The 51-year-old, who also regularly appears on television, was enjoying a long walk with his 11-year-old when a squad car and a police van stopped him on a Yorkshire roadside.Self, author of Great Apes and The Book of Dave, said he was questioned about what he and the schoolboy were doing out walking together and his details were checked on the police national computer (PNC).Self, an enthusiastic rambler, and his son set off in July from London to Whitby, North Yorkshire, on their walking holiday.”No Englishman enjoying a ramble with his son should face examination by police at the roadside on suspicion of being a sexual predator,” Self wrote in the Mail on Sunday.With Self wearing full rambling gear and his son carrying a walking staff, the pair crossed the Humber bridge after 11 days on foot and were aiming to reach a bed and breakfast in North Dalton.To shave some time off their walk …read more

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