Cardboard cop's nose put out of joint

The deployment of cardboard cutout coppers in the fight against retail crime may be responsible for a wholly unanticipated rise in domestic-related incidents. Lessons should be learned from the fate of the hapless c

Punched in the schnozzle by an anti-constabulary hooligan? Wrong! It was crime passionale, say McColl's stalwart shopgirls. Bitten off by a customer in a fit of jealous rage when his girlfriend confessed she'd like to take the cop effigy home!

Ellie Wilson