Mother to victim | Police officer told my daughter to go to a derelict building to pick up her lost driving licence

My 20 something year old daughter lost her driving licence at Nottinghill Carnival. She was called by a police officer to say he had found it and collect it from an address. She went to the address and it was a derelict office building. When she arrived she called me to say it felt uncomfortable and I tried to reassure her. She called him and said she was there and he came to the door in plain clothes. Said she had to go inside up the stairs as his pocket book was there. She was on the phone to me and she told him she didn’t want to go in. He was cross and said why not.

She told him she didn’t feel comfortable. She said he appears angry and went inside to get her licence. She said she could see through the door and it looked like an old office building. There didn’t seem to be anyone else in there.

He gave her her licence and said she was totally overreacting.

Her instinct kicked in.

Why would a plain clothes police officer go to that trouble to get her there to pick up a lost licence when he could have left it at a police station.

Constabulary: City of London Police

Timespan: 2019

Did you report it to the police?: No

Your ethnicity: White British

Have you experienced suicidality due to this?: No

Are you disabled as defined under the Equality Act 2010?: No

image by Danny Noble

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