Lion deterring York criminals – North Yorkshire Police: Extra resources have been drafted in from around the force to put pressure on local offenders who are known to be committing crime on a regular basis. The city centre was policed by additional high-visibility patrols on Tuesday 15 March, with officers assisting store detectives and shop managers in the fight against retail theft. As a result of the operation there were no reported thefts in York during normal shopping hours, with the police presence acting as a deterrent to potential shoplifters.
BBC News: “We have already sent letters to people who we know are committing crime in the city of York on a regular basis, informing them of our intention to discourage them from further offending.” (Supt Lisa Winward – York Safer Neighbourhood Commander)
I suspect this is yet another operation designed more to enhance someones career, as opposed to the provision of overall efficiency for a county… Lions may roar in the city but what of the poor country folk left with a few scrawny purring moggies?
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