And finally… cop off

A new anti-speeding initiative involving a fake police officer turned out to be shortlived after the cardboard cop was stolen within hours.

Police in Dundee installed the cardboard cut-out of a police officer holding a speed gun near a school for disabled children.

The two-dimensional officer, “Jim”, went on duty at 7.45am but was gone by 11.30am when vandals cut the chains holding him in place.

Appealing for witnesses to the vandalism, Sergeant Lesley Mann told The Courier it was “disappointing that a member of the public has carried out this act of vandalism and no doubt found it funny”.

Local councillor Mark Flynn highlighted that the cardboard officer was “purchased by the community, in order to help alleviate speeding”.

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