Loose Women’s Kaye Adams ‘quizzed by plain clothes officer at Cop26 for ”acting surreptitiously”’

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Loose Women star Kaye Adams said she was stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer at the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow yesterday for allegedly ‘acting surreptitiously’.

The Scottish-born TV personality, 58, had been filming crowds outside the site of the UN-run global summit on her Instagram story when she was apparently approached by an undercover officer. 

‘Just slightly concerned to be stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer who thought I was dodgy’, Ms Adams wrote on the Instagram story while she was being quizzed.

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She later tweeted: ‘Just got stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer near #COP26 for acting ”surreptitiously”. Never been accused of that before!’

When a Twitter user asked: ‘Were you being suspiciously surreptitious?’, the Loose Women panellist replied: ‘Secretive filming apparently. I had my secretive iPhone in my secretive hand.’ 

Loose Women star Kaye Adams said she was stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer at the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow yesterday for allegedly 'acting surreptitiously'

Loose Women star Kaye Adams said she was stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer at the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow yesterday for allegedly ‘acting surreptitiously’

The Scottish-born TV personality, 58, had been sharing videos from outside the site of the UN-run global summit on her Instagram story when she was apparently approached by an undercover officer (grab of the video above, not images of the plain clothes officer)

The Scottish-born TV personality, 58, had been sharing videos from outside the site of the UN-run global summit on her Instagram story when she was apparently approached by an undercover officer (grab of the video above, not images of the plain clothes officer)

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She later tweeted: 'Just got stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer near #COP26 for acting ''surreptitiously''. Never been accused of that before!'

She later tweeted: ‘Just got stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer near #COP26 for acting ”surreptitiously”. Never been accused of that before!’

People wait outside the security gates of the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow

People wait outside the security gates of the Cop26 climate summit in Glasgow

Though Ms Adams has been lighthearted about the incident, the policing of Cop26 has come under scrutiny, with an average of 10,000 officers from Police Scotland and forces around Britain on duty every day for three weeks – and the UK Government picking up the bill. 

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It comes as Police Scotland was obliged to apologise after scores of women were forced to walk home through a ‘pitch black’ park after the Cop26 road closures. 

MailOnline has contacted Police Scotland for comment. 

Ms Adams filmed activists who who had gathered in the Blue Zone on the north bank of the River Clyde, where the key negotiations between world leaders is taking place and where security is on high alert. 

She then showed the gates guarding the Scottish Event Campus, where thousands of officers have formed a ‘ring of steel’ in a £100million policing operation – the biggest on record in the UK. 

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‘Amazing to think the future of the planet is being discussed behind these turnstiles,’ she wrote on her Instagram story.

However, she was stopped mid-video by someone she claims was a plain clothes police officer, who could be heard introducing himself to her. 

As she filmed the ground, Ms Adams wrote on the Instagram story: 'Just slightly concerned to be stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer who thought I was dodgy' (grabs of the video, not images of the plain clothes officer)

As she filmed the ground, Ms Adams wrote on the Instagram story: 'Just slightly concerned to be stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer who thought I was dodgy' (grabs of the video, not images of the plain clothes officer)

As she filmed the ground, Ms Adams wrote on the Instagram story: ‘Just slightly concerned to be stopped and questioned by a plain clothes police officer who thought I was dodgy’ (grabs of the video, not images of the plain clothes officer)

Ms Adams filmed activists who who had gathered in the Blue Zone on the north bank of the River Clyde, where the key negotiations between world leaders is taking place and where security is on high alert (grab of the video not images of the plain clothes officer)

Ms Adams filmed activists who who had gathered in the Blue Zone on the north bank of the River Clyde, where the key negotiations between world leaders is taking place and where security is on high alert (grab of the video not images of the plain clothes officer)

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Police Scotland apologise after local women were forced to walk through ‘pitch black’ park on long detour so world leaders COP delegates could drive around in safety 

Police Scotland have issued an apology after scores of women were forced to walk home through a ‘pitch black’ park after the COP26 road closures last night.

Residents in Glasgow described how they had been told by officers to use alternative routes, including Kelvingrove Park and the sidestreets, after cordons were put in place on the main roads to allow COP delegates to drive around in safety.

The road closures came as hundreds of world leaders attended the biggest gathering of Government representatives since the birth of the United Nations at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum on Monday night.

Taking to Twitter one woman wrote: ‘Hey @GlasgowCC, we understand shutting down Kelvin Way for COP16 but being made to walk through Kelvingrove Park in darkness is not safe.

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‘So many generator lights are being used for the police, can you not light the main path for us at least?’

Yesterday, Police Scotland apologised  after scores of women were forced to walk home through a ‘pitch black’ park after the Cop26 road closures.

Residents in Glasgow described how they had been told by officers to use alternative routes, including Kelvingrove Park and the sidestreets, after cordons were put in place on the main roads to allow COP delegates to drive around in safety.

The road closures came as hundreds of world leaders attended the biggest gathering of Government representatives since the birth of the UN at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum on Monday night.

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Taking to Twitter one woman wrote: ‘Hey @GlasgowCC, we understand shutting down Kelvin Way for COP16 but being made to walk through Kelvingrove Park in darkness is not safe.

‘So many generator lights are being used for the police, can you not light the main path for us at least?’

While another person said: ‘Wow, Finnieston residents currently on the north side of the street who live on the south side of the street being told to walk through Kelvingrove, down to Byres road to Partick and then back to Finnieston to get to their flats 100 yards away. It’s dark.’

Meanwhile another person wrote: ‘I know that COP26 is a big logistical challenge but I’ve heard first hand that women on foot on their own are being diverted and directed to walk through Kelvingrove Park alone in the pitch black because Argyle St/Dumbarton Rd is close? Not safe.’

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And another added: ‘Walking through Kelvingrove Park in the dark on my own last night.

‘All the police they’d got in from England having no clue about the area so responding to lone women asking them for directions with ”I don’t know sorry just walk around and find out”.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie said: ‘Residents were diverted on their way home, including on foot through Kelvingrove Park, following real-time changes to operational plans on Monday night.

‘While late changes and some level of disruption is inevitable when policing an event the size and scale of COP26, we understand and apologise for the concern these changes caused and for the inconvenience to those diverted.

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‘We do, in particular, recognise and acknowledge the commentary from some women who had to walk through the park on their own last night, we want to keep everyone safe and we know that the onus is on us to recognise when we could provide some more support and visibility to reassure people in our communities. 

She then showed the gates guarding the Scottish Event Campus, where thousands of officers have formed a 'ring of steel' in a £100million policing operation - the biggest on record in the UK

She then showed the gates guarding the Scottish Event Campus, where thousands of officers have formed a ‘ring of steel’ in a £100million policing operation – the biggest on record in the UK

Cordons were put in place on the main roads for the COP26 welcoming reception on Monday

Cordons were put in place on the main roads for the COP26 welcoming reception on Monday

‘The diversion is no longer in place and there are no plans to reintroduce it. Should further diversions be required at short notice for operational purposes, we will look to establish additional patrols in the area to provide reassurance.

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‘We will work with Glasgow City Council to consider whether lighting in Kelvingrove Park can be improved.’   

Police expect to make 300 arrests a day but sources warned if the number gets much higher, custody suites will be overwhelmed.

Meanwhile, a report revealed last week almost half of Scotland’s police officers have experienced high levels of fatigue in the previous fortnight, which does not bode well for a three-week conference during which many will have to work 12-hour shifts.

Scotland’s lawyers have also vowed to boycott weekend custody courts amid an ongoing row over legal aid cuts. This means the justice system could be plunged into chaos by the sheer number of people arrested at the event.      

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