Fernando Torres reports photographer to police officer
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres stopped a passing police officer to report a photographer who was following him, the BBC revealed on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old was driving near his home in Woolton while being followed by a member of the press. According to reports, Torres stopped his black Aston Martin when he noticed a policeman in the area.
The photographer was subsequently asked to stop pursuing the footballer and no action was taken against him.
It had been suggested that Torres was stopped by the authorities after having been caught speeding, however the police have since clarified this was not the case.
The incident occurred on 2 August with speculation rife after a photograph of the incident emerged on the internet.
A police statement read: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a 26-year-old motorist from the Woolton area alerted a passing police patrol to concerns he had about the behaviour of a fellow driver, who he believed was following him.
“The officer took down the 26-year-old’s details and then spoke to the other motorist, who had also stopped. Both drivers then went on their way.”
Another Liverpool resident, actor Ricky Whittle, is currently in court answering a charge of dangerous driving after it was alleged he deliberately drove his car into a photographer who was trailing him.