Hats ban for Folkestone shoppers….14 August 2003

Contributed by localrags on Aug 14, 2003 - 01:20 PM

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<FONT face=Arial size=5>HATS BAN FOR FOLKESTONE SHOPPERSIf you go down to the shops today, you'd better not wear a hat....more

As part of a crime crackdown shoppers wearing hats or hooded tops have been banned from going into shops in Folkestone.

Many shop owners in the town centre have enforced the ban to try and stop people stealing from their stores.

They have been backed by Kent Police who say many shoplifters wear headgear so they cannot be identified o­n CCTV cameras.

The police have said they are not just targeting young people as the ban applies to everyone.