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Flip flops will replace "inappropriate" footwear say police

 

Late night revellers in a Devon resort are being offered flip-flops to help them get home.

 

Police in Torquay say it makes it easier for women, rather than struggling along in high heels.

 

Campaigners The Taxpayers' Alliance said the £30,000 cost of the scheme was an "idiotic waste of money".

 

Police say it is part of a wider package of the measures including advice on safer sex and a police team who have reduced crime.

 

The flip-flops, which will be given out from December, will have messages about safe alcohol limits printed on them.

 

The footwear will be paid for by £30,000 of funding secured from the Home Office by Safer Communities Torbay, an alliance of local authority, police and health services.

 

The scheme is the latest late-night policing idea in Torbay where "mop cops" order people who urinate in the street to clean up after themselves.

 

Matthew Elliott of the Taxpayers' Alliance said: "This is an idiotic waste of money.

 

 

This is part of a forward-thinking, innovative partnership to make it a safer place to be

Supt Chris Singer

 

"People don't pay taxes for drunk women to get free flip-flops, they want police to fight crime.

 

"Police aren't there to be an emergency supply of flat shoes."

 

Supt Chris Singer, Torbay Police Commander, said the flip-flops were part of a wider campaign to make the area safer at night.

 

These included extra officers on duty at night in the harbour area and safer-sex advice, as well as the "mop cops".

 

He said: "I would be surprised if the cost of the flip-flops was more than £200.

 

"This is part of a forward-thinking, innovative partnership to make it a safer place to be."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/7753971.stm

 

I just knew that someone that was responsible for this would speak in language like that. :lol:

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I dont care how drunk I get over the festive season, I'm NOT wearing those :lol: (I'm embarrassed to live here :o )

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