UK uses pig dung to beat crime

2011-12-28 22:13

London - It is a crime-fighting tactic that's not to be sniffed at. An English council says it stopped teenagers congregating in woodland by spraying the area with pig manure.

Middlesbrough Council, in northeastern England, said Wednesday it had spread the dung over a stretch of land in Coulby Newham after residents complained of gangs of young people gathering to drink and take drugs.

Officials said they adopted the unusual tactic after a search uncovered drug-related paraphernalia hidden in the woodland.

The policy has led to a sharp decline in crime in the area.

In a statement, the council said that residents were untroubled by "a slight whiff... they would much rather have a pong than a bong."

  • Paul - 2011-12-28 23:34

    You see, doesn't take much to control the brits. Pity we have to pull the pigs down to that level!!

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-29 01:03

    In true pom style, next we'll be hearing how the pig dung infringes on the hoodlum's rights..

      Grant - 2011-12-29 11:36

      Maybe we could learn a thing or two in SA. Instead of using blue lights, our pigs could put their poo on the car roofs.

  • Wendy - 2011-12-29 06:19

    While the UK keep paying youths benefits to do nothing .. this will continue. Let them work for their benefits. If you look at the streets and the buildings in the UK could do with a good clean. There are also many young people who are highly qualified but can't find work, at least them assist in their areas of study for their benefits so that their education doesn't go to waste.

      Hans - 2011-12-29 07:33

      It also stems from the fact that parents are not allowed to discipline their kids, and that kids can call the police should a parent smack them. I understand that there is physical abuse but the good old smack does wonders too. Spare the rod, and spoil the child.Our country is heading the same way.Our kids are slowly becoming uncontrollable.I still insist that military service for at least 6 months should be compulsory, just to teach these kids of today, some discipline.

  • Comrade - 2011-12-29 06:37

    well that would not work over here. our lazy loafers wouldnt mind it one bit..probbly enjoy it.

  • keith.staniford - 2011-12-29 07:30

    I'm a moron Jan? and you went to the University of Live(sic) Say no more!

      Jan - 2011-12-29 07:51

      Did you wake up this morning and decided to insult people?

  • Dave - 2011-12-29 07:31

    Fight fire with fire.

  • keith.staniford - 2011-12-29 07:41

    Or aardvark dung!

  • Robin - 2011-12-29 07:59

    Now that's what I call good lateral thinking - next the Brit authorities need to spread the same pig poo to deter squatters (read 'new age travellers').

  • keith.staniford - 2011-12-29 08:24

    Woke in a great mood Jan!, and you? did you wake up and think "ah, I must pick up on a thread and use the experience I gained at The University of Live(sic)to show my unlimited intelligence'? By the way I am still in a great mood Jan! and you?

      Mark - 2011-12-29 09:33

      Keith, you are a tw@t. Re-read your posts and you'll see that your syntax and grammar is no better than that taught at the University of Live (sic), but since English is your first language, you should know better.

      Squeegee - 2011-12-29 09:46

      Keith is a Troll!! Ignore him.

  • Garth - 2011-12-29 09:43

    Also works to keep muslims away. heh, heh.

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