Hertfordshire Police have apparently produced and distributed a poster which says:

“Don’t Commit Crime”

The Man on the Clapham Omnibus will rightly think this is an absolutely spectacular and bonkers waste of public money that might have been put to better use catching Burglar Bill.

And Hertfordshire Police’s explanation for this galloping waste?

“If stating the obvious helps to reduce crime or has any impact at all we will do it. It may make someone who is nervous think twice.”

Oh please………