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Mankini, 'fake penis' ban reducing crime, police claim

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Police in Newquay have claimed that the decision to ban mankinis and "fake penises" has helped play a part in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Officers have been sending home under-age holidaymakers for anti-social behaviour and have seized mankinis and other "inappropriate clothing" as part of a three-year Newquay Safe plan to restore the town's reputation, PA reports.

Mark Wright in a Mankini

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Mark Wright in a Mankini

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(Mark Wright sports a mankini)

Cornwall Police Superintendent Julie Whitmarsh said: "Mankini is what we term 'offensive clothing', so we won't accept people wearing them.

"They are just hideous. Is it just me, but if you were living in Bath for example, or Bournemouth, is that something you would wear to walk into town on a Saturday afternoon? No."

She added: "They are just revolting, there is nothing pleasant about seeing anybody in a mankini. We have had a real crackdown on the fake penises.

"And people are getting that message. You look at the images you see of Newquay now, 2009 is three years ago and we are in a very different place."

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