CNA Newsroom, Oct 13, 2022 / 09:07 am
A British Catholic mother of five, who was arrested at her family home while making roasted chicken, said that she believes Catholics are a “soft target” for the police.
It was approaching dinnertime on Monday, Oct. 3, and Catholic commentator Caroline Farrow was roasting chicken and putting the laundry away when suddenly the police knocked on the door of her home in Guildford, West Surrey, and arrested her for malicious communications and harassment in relation to a long-running online debate she had regarding transgender issues, she said.
Farrow told CNA that after the police officers entered her house, they seized her electronic devices, including her phone and her daughter’s iPad, and then proceeded to take her to the police station. She waited in a cell for three hours before they conducted a two-hour interview. Then she was released. She told CNA she has not been formally charged as of yet.
Farrow, 48, said the experience of being arrested “felt like a case of mistaken identity.” She said she kissed the cross on her necklace before police removed it from her neck. They also took her watch and shoelaces and checked under her socks for drugs, she said.