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Video Of Police Buying Cigarettes For Hoodies

by | 21st, November 2007

WITH cigarette machines now removed from playgrounds and classrooms, it has become increasingly problematic for the young to obtain tobacco by conventional means.

The result of Anorak’s study are not yet confirmed, but early signs indicate that 32% of shandy drinkers, 41% of Blue Peter viewers and a whopping 68% of hopscotch enthusiasts have been forced into their new habits by the lack of available fags.

Now the Sun brings a video to our attention. The tape appears to show a police officer on a “rundown” estate in Wellingborough, Northants, popping to the shops to buy cigarettes for a groups of “underage hoodies”.

She delivers the smokes with the line: “They didn’t have Lambert & Butler, so I go you B&H Silver instead.” Replies the hoody: Thank you.” The Sun says he “mutters”, such is the way of teenagers.

Now the paper says “cops are probing” the video footage of this incident.

Via the Metro newspaper, Superintendent Pete Windridge, the area operations commander, says: “Dealing with these types of incidents can be tricky and officers have to use their discretion when doing so. However, the approach taken in dealing with this incident does not accord to our force policy and we accept we have a moral obligation not to encourage smoking among young people.”

Alternative vices are also frowned upon…

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