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This 96-year-old war veteran was told his mobility scooter could be a 'terrorist threat'

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Frank Curtis is 96-years-old, was bombed in World War Two and helped liberate the horrific Belsen concentration camp.

The veteran, from Barnet in North London, was just told that his mobility scooter could be seen as a terrorist threat.

Frank occasionally leaves his mode of transport parked in The Spires shopping centre when he gets something to eat.

But recently, Frank, who was blown out of a gun carrier while fighting in Northern Europe, returned to his scooter to find a passive aggressive note.

The shopping centre management asked the pensioner to stop "dumping" his ride unattended, telling him that "in light of current world terrorist events" it's unacceptable practice.

Frank told the Barnet & Whetstone Press:

I find this extremely unreasonable as the area and surrounding high road is filled with parked cars which could be packed with explosives and form a far greater danger than my open, exposed scooter.

I do occasionally, when it’s raining, park my scooter in the un-gated portion of The Spires establishment. This is because I frequent a nearby restaurant and shops.

A spokeswoman for The Spires admitted that the note was "inappropriate".

She told the paper that she wrote to Frank to apologise - but also to ask him not to change where he does his shopping.

The spokeswoman said this about the mobility scooter being linked to terrorist activity...

On being advised of public concerns raised over a mobility scooter that was often left unattended on the mall over long periods of time, a member of the security team left a note for the owner asking him to remove the scooter in future.






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