Sweet smell of success? Classic Mail story -only contains a small amount of truth…


Sweet: Police will hand out sticks of rock in a bid to quieten rowdy revellers

 

A Sweetie earlier…

Police have bought 10,000 sweets (no they didn’t-funding for the sweets came from Durham County Council, the city’s Pub Watch scheme and Durham University) to hand out to students to remind them to be quiet when they come home from a night out.

Officers will hand the rock sweets, (no they won’t- ‘The principal ‘candy cops’ will be university liaison officers, PCSOs Phil Raine and Paul Coburn, supported by members of the local neighbourhood policing team) which bear the messages ‘Quiet Please’ and ‘Shush’, to drinkers in Durham.

The idea follows complaints about rowdy students in residential areas (err…actually, it was launched as part of the ongoing Safe City campaign, funding for the initiative came from a number of organisations including Durham County Council, the city’s PubWatch scheme, Durham University and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham).

So apart from that…

Good, solid, fact based report…

Heh… press reforms anyone?

 

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2 responses to “Sweet smell of success? Classic Mail story -only contains a small amount of truth…

  1. By effectively FORCE FEEDING substances LOADED WITH SUGAR to these vulnerable (drunk) 18-22 yo kiddies, reckess cops are putting their DENTAL HEALTH at RISK.

    Someone should DO SOMETHING –

  2. Now if you were giving out kebabs on the way home you would win the ‘hearts and minds’ of fairly much everyone.

    Hold the chilli sauce!

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