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Hard-hitting poster campaign drives public transport sex pest clampdown

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Thursday 5 March 2015

“Let’s see how far your hands can wander in cuffs” – that’s the powerful warning to would-be sex pests as a project that's shielding public transport passengers from harassment takes to the region’s buses, trams and trains.

Project Empower is run by the West Midlands Safer Travel Partnership and sees a team of officers fast-tracking enquires into complaints like sexual touching and indecent exposure.

The latest awareness push sees an on-board and in-station marketing campaign with banners warning offenders that unwanted sexual advances won’t be tolerated and urging passengers to report harassment to police. Artwork will be displayed on panels on every bus across the West Midlands – around 1,200 buses in total.

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