Prime Minister Gordon Brown has issued his response to an online petition regarding photography in public places.

The petition called on the Government to clarify the law concerning photography of buildings and landmarks from public locations. It attracted more than 5,500 signatures of support from members of the public.

In response, Downing Street’s website today states that there are ‘no legal restrictions on photography in public places’.

However, it cites ‘security considerations’ as one situation where police may legitimately intervene.

To read Downing Street’s response in full click HERE.