I signed the letter as the sergeant stated regardless if it was only a friendly gesture girls mischief you put your hand on her without her permission and that's assault.
I just thought that the description of assault was over the top, but he
insisted it was correct.
After all I weigh 14 stone if I lifted my hand in earnest I could have hurt her.
Is he right
Really, she was tiny and crawling over a shelf adjacent a three foot drop with her mother twenty feet away with her other kids, my gesture was to point out the danger in a friendly way to draw attention to where she was
Yes to the latter, all kids of that age get bored and muck about, they couldn't go sideways because of other people adjacent.
Normally I shout to lookout especially over the oiled lanes, anyway the mother and children carried on and finished two games over two hours. In the girls case a tap caught her attention and she came of the ledge, mission accomplished.