Lol­li­cops tackle Ladies’ Day louts

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COPS are set to hand out lol­lipops to race­go­ers in a bid to re­duce drunken fights at Ladies’ Day.

Hum­ber­side Po­lice has paid for 10,000 lol­lies to be given to drinkers dur­ing the sum­mer – with thou­sands expected to be handed out to­day at Beverley Race­course.

The the­ory be­hind it is that drunk thugs find it hard to be tough and ma­cho when suck­ing on a sweet and it is also im­pos­si­ble to yell.

A poster show­ing a woman slumped in a bus stop has also been pro­duced, with the slo­gan “stay a lady all day”.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Dar­ren Downs, from East Rid­ing, said: “The pur­pose of hand­ing out lol­lipops to drinkers is to re­duce rowdy ac­tiv­ity, an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour and in­crease a calmer en­vi­ron­ment when leav­ing the venue.”

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