A prank by singer Lily Allen has resulted in a Federal Police investigation after she tweeted a picture of herself on her knees looking dishevelled and being handcuffed by a police officer as a crowed watched.
Her prank fell flat when, after she tweeted it just before 2pm on Sunday an Australia Federal Police spokesman said that the incident would be investigated as certain protocols were breached.
The picture of her kneeling on the tarmac in front of a white police vehicle has since been removed from her Twitter account.
Allen landed at the Gold Coast Airport in Queensland ahead of her performance at the Splendour In The Grass festival which is set to start this weekend.
After Allen requested the photo of her in cuffs the police officers on duty at her arrival obliged and in doing so was in contravention of strict police protocol.
An AFP spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia that Allen was being escorted by the officers through the terminal when the photo was taken.
“At her [Lily Allen’s] request members involved placed open handcuffs for a photo opportunity,” the spokesman said.
The spokesperson continued to say that the police officers seemed to have been ‘caught in the moment’ which placed them in breach of police regulations for members. He added that the incident is now ‘subject to internal processes’.