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Friday night in our most genteel spa town… and police use ‘airport’ scanner to find knives and drugs

Posted By admin On September 25, 2011 @ 5:08 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

RUSSELL MYERS
UK Daily Mail [1]
Sept 25, 2011

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With its hot springs, parks and elegant crescents of honey-coloured stone, Bath is renowned as being Britain’s most genteel spa town.

But judging by the latest security measures, it has now become a magnet for yobs.

On Friday night, a 7ft-high airport-style scanner greeted passengers arriving at the railway station – to root out anyone carrying knives or drugs.

More than 20 police officers with sniffer dogs also stood guard on platforms and at ticket barriers as part of Operation Shield.

It was piloted in 2006 across rail and Tube stations in inner-city London to curb the rise of violent knife crime and was later extended to Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cardiff.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041523/Friday-night-Bath-genteel-spa-town---police-use-airport-scanner-knives-drugs.html

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[3] In video, Collinsville cop says he put drugs on random vehicles to test police dogs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/in-video-collinsville-cop-says-he-put-drugs-on-random-vehicles-to-test-police-dogs.html

[4] Indian women given kitchen knives, chili to fend off rapists: http://www.prisonplanet.com/indian-women-given-kitchen-knives-chili-to-fend-off-rapists.html

[5] Police to pose as burglars in the middle of the night in bid to cut break-ins: http://www.prisonplanet.com/police-to-pose-as-burglars-in-the-middle-of-the-night-in-bid-to-cut-break-ins.html

[6] Airport Scanner Staff object to vetting: http://www.prisonplanet.com/airport-scanner-staff-object-to-vetting.html

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