Newquay cops have taken a hard line against what they deem to be “offensive clothing”, hoping to improve the image of a town that has become a popular location for stag party and hens in recent years. Mankinis, made famous of course by Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat, and fake penises are some of the more, shall we say ‘choice’ items to have been seized by local police since their new powers came into force. Cops can now send ill-dressed revellers home to get changed into something a little more conservative. Devon and Cornwall Police Superintendent Julie Whitmarsh stated that she found mankinis “hideous”, and that there is “nothing pleasant about seeing a man in a mankini”. Which, thinking about it, is as true a statement as you’re likely to hear all day! Surely they can’t be comfortable to wear all night long on a Newquay stag weekend? While Newquay has become an extremely popular destination for stag and hen dos in recent years, it is also a popular party town for young students, which led to the alcohol-related deaths of two teenagers back in 2009. These new measures are part of the Newquay Safe campaign, which came into place following the deaths of the two teenagers. So, if you’re planning on a stag or hen do then leave the mankini at home!
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