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Aim for cardboard cops to deter shoplifters

Aim for cardboard cops to deter shoplifters

Francis Batt

Aim for cardboard cops to deter shoplifters
The Windsor team with a cardboard colleague

Cut out cops designed to deter shoplifters could soon be 'popping up' in the centre of Windsor.

The Central Windsor Neighbourhood Police Team has bought some of the cardboard law enforcers and is planning to station them at shops and garages.

They were previously used in Oxford city centre a few years ago and shoplifting incidents fell as a result.

Sergeant Tamara Tatton from the Central Windsor Neighbourhood Team said: "They make people look and think twice. Our aim is to rotate our cut-out-cops across Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot town centre retail outlets to deter thieves from striking.

“The idea is another creative response by the team to be proactive and forward thinking in how we tackle crime.”

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