Lily Allen Fake Arrest Lands Cops In Hot Water
Australian police officers are being investigated after they were involved in a mock arrest of singer Lily Allen which was captured on camera.
The picture, showing her bowed and handcuffed, was taken as she arrived at Gold Coast airport on Sunday ahead of her headline performance at the Splendour In The Grass festival near Byron Bay.
After stepping off her flight, the Hard Out Here singer, 29, asked one of the police officers assigned to escort her through the throng of fans to put her in handcuffs for a photo that she uploaded to her Instagram account.
She also tweeted the link to her 4.7 million Twitter followers, before it was taken down.
However, it had already been retweeted hundreds of times and liked by thousands on Instagram.
The Australian Federal Police said the officer who cuffed her had breached protocol and was facing "internal processes".
"At her request, the members involved placed open handcuffs on Ms Allen for a photo opportunity," a spokeswoman said.
"It appears the members involved were caught up in the moment and standard protocols were breached.
"This matter is now subject to internal processes."
Allen's representative has not responded to a request for a comment.