Maps are being handed out to people on bail making it crystal clear where they can and cannot go in Southend.Yes, it's mind-boggling, isn't it?
Sgt Bill Potter, of the town’s beat section, said: “When the recidivists come in day in day out they say the only way they stay out of the town is if we give them these bail conditions.So, partly it's to stop peer pressure..?
“They actually say give me that map, they then tell their mates they can’t go into town and steal for them.”
“Solicitors were up in arms about it because people were banned from seeing them in their offices, but they’ve got used to the fact that’s what we do.”And none have yet thought of using the HRA? Wow, we're really backward in Southend!
Top marks to stropmag for best comment of the thread, by the way:
This idea would have been no help to my ex missus. Her map reading skills were non-existent.