BBC NEWS | Scotland | Knife detector scheme ‘a success’

July 2, 2006

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Knife detector scheme ‘a success’

The introduction of mobile metal detectors at a rail station in Scotland has been hailed as a success.British Transport Police said 240 people were scanned at Largs rail station in Ayrshire as part of Operation Shield to combat knife crime.

BTP Supt Ronnie Mellis said no-one was found to be carrying a knife or an offensive weapon.

As these metal-detector trials are voluntary, it’s perhaps not surprising that they detected no knives! How exactly that can be counted as a success escapes me.

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2 Responses to “BBC NEWS | Scotland | Knife detector scheme ‘a success’”

  1. waz Says:

    er… yes.. spot on…
    i was stopped carrying a grapefruit can you help?
    (NOT sharp)

  2. otan2 Says:

    It’s because you look suspicious and revolutionary, I’m afraid. Who knows what evil a grapefruit could be put to in such hands…


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