Merseyside Police have backed a scarecrow-style police officer carrying a speed camera.
Edie Pope made the fake officer following three accidents on her street and became angry at drivers ignoring the speed limit
A spokesman for Merseyside Police said the scarecrow was not unlawful and the force had no issue with it “if it helps slow motorists down”.
Ms Pope said: “Something had to be done.
“[Now] you can really hear the cars slowing down.
“One man tweeted that he really feared he had been caught.
“I wanted a speed camera but was told they would cost £70,000 to £90,000.
“This has only cost me a fiver at the most.”
However, the scarecrow was stolen on Friday and later found discarded in a bush.
The parts were returned and reassembled and is now back in place.