A COUPLE were banned from taking photographs of their baby daughter on a swing by a park warden who declared it `inappropriate.'
Steve Brook and partner Mandy Smith were having a family day out with 11-month-old Rebecca when the council worker swooped.
"It beggars belief," said Steve, 35. "The fact that a mummy and daddy can't take a picture of their own daughter is ridiculous. I could understand if it was in a swimming pool, but she was well wrapped-up and as far as I could see we were the only people in the park."
Town hall officials said the warden had misinterpreted council policy when he confronted the family at Alexandra Park in Oldham.
Steve, an off-licence manager from Clarksfield in Oldham said: "A man in a high-visibility jacket came over and told us we couldn't take pictures. I asked him why and he said it was illegal to take pictures of children in the park. I explained it was my own daughter but he still said it wasn't allowed."
Your children do not belong to you, they belong to the state as, indeed, do you.