Branded a criminal - Red Offender spray is rolled out at Canterbury's nightspots
Nightclub bouncers are using a new
crime-fighting spray which brands troublemakers - so
police can catch them later.
Wincheap-based Right Guard Security is pioneering the
device which it hopes will help bring thugs and drunks to
Door staff at Canterbury's pubs and clubs have been issued with
the spray called Red Offender ID in a bid to cut crime.
It allows them to mark those suspected of being involved in
disturbances outside venues.
The firm says police can then identify the suspects and pinpoint
Right Guard managing director Tony Smith has issued the
spray to his staff and is leading classes in how to use it.
He said: "Firstly, it marks the offender with red dye making it
easier for police officers to identify them.
"It also has unique bio-synthetic DNA which means people can be
linked irrefutably to a location.
"The spray also distracts and deters the offender.
"The spray is a unique crime fighting tool and is ideal for
"Its appearance mirrors the look of CS gas or pepper spray and
that can help subdue people."
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