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Police Give Out 10,000 Sweets

December 5, 2011 by staff 

Police Give Out 10,000 Sweets, Durham police are handing out sweets to students in order to silence late-night noise, which included messages inscribed on them such as “Shush” and “Quiet please”.

The novelty idea was tried after complaints from locals about students creating too much noise after dark, a local paper reported.

Handing out late-night food to students is certainly not a new idea; students in Cardiff can get hold of toast, crisps and hot chocolate after coming out of the Student Union, while Worcester students are treated to Weetabix and tea, courtesy of various Christian charities.

But Inspector Paul Anderson of Durham Police said: “We think Durham is the first to include messages [in sweets] aimed at those who might otherwise make a racket.

“Late night noise is a genuine issue for a number of our residents and we hope that this initiative will make a difference. It also provides another way for our officers to engage with students and other revellers”, he added.

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