Surprising reason why police arrested 93-year-old grandmother

Police have arrested a pensioner for one very unlikely reason.

The 93-year-old grandmother was handcuffed but she didn’t actually break the law, instead police were honouring one of her last wishes.

Greater Manchester Police carried out the arrest on Josie Birds as the pensioner had always wanted to be arrested but had never fallen foul of the law.

In a tweet that has received more than 1000 likes, her granddaughter Pam Smith shared pictures of the ‘incident’ and thanked the force.

Josie Bird was arrested by police to grant one of her last wishes. Source: Twitter

“A big thank you to @gmpolice for ‘arresting’ my Gran Josie today. She is 93 years old and her health is failing, and she wanted to be arrested for something before it’s too late,” she tweeted.

“She has a heart of gold and thoroughly enjoyed it today. Thank you for granting her wishes.”

The police force responded: “I’m glad our officers could help out, looks like she got the full experience! Give our best to Josie and I’ll try and pass your message back to the officers who kindly helped out.”

Josie Bird was taken away from her home in handcuffs. Source: Twitter

Ms Smith said the force had “made an old lady very happy” by arresting her grandmother.

“She is quite poorly and wanted to do something like this while she still has the strength to enjoy it. She’s been good all her life (she says....) and wanted to have an experience to remember! She’s a star.”

Earlier this year, Anne Brokenbrow, 104, was arrested after her care home contacted Avon and Somerset Police.

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