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Cardboard cops introduced to cut crime

Acocks Green BID is introducing cardboard cops to cut crimes

West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police

Acocks Green BID is introducing cardboard cops to cut crimes.

The four life-size cut-out coppers are the latest weapon by the BID (Business Improvement District), in partnership with West Midlands Police, to target shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in the village.

BID manager, Sandy Gianni said they had made the move after the success of a similar trial in Leigh, Manchester.

“The figures speak for themselves,” she said. “You can’t argue with a 75 per cent cut in shoplifting, and we hope it has a similar effect in Acocks Green.

“We are aiming to stamp out shoplifting altogether with the presence of our ‘cut-out-cops’ PC’s Dennis, Dave, Dominic and Dean on duty 24-7, and they don’t even need a lunch break.”



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