In the Media

Police think pink to drive out the yobs

PUBLISHED August 24, 2004

Police in Brownhills, West Midlands, have adopted another strategy to curb anti-social behaviour. Since hooligans have been causing misery by gathering each night at two dark green electric junction boxes in the town centre, police and the local council are to paint the boxes bright pink. The idea is that male-dominated thugs will be deterred by the effete connotations of the colour.