Police have “no issue” with scarecrow officer if it slows traffic

Woman crafts fake officer to reduce speed offences following three accidents

Police have “no issue” with scarecrow officer if it slows traffic

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.

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