Following hot on the heels of the Cardboard Policeman in Morrisons, we were keen to investigate this continuing invasion ... When we insisted upon speaking to the Shop Manager of Chesterfield Marks & Spencer to ask what was the meaning of this, she appeared not to know anything about it, and indeed asked us to take her to look at the cardboard policeman in her own shop window!?
She then telephoned her superior (presumably the area manager for M&S?) and came back to tell us that Chesterfield Police had positioned it there the day before "because we have dishonest customers". I told her that as a regular, honest customer, I felt intimidated and offended by the cardboard policeman, and asked her whether she was the shop manager, or were Chesterfield Police now responsible for window displays in M&S Chesterfield?
She seemed unable to formulate a response ... unbelievable - get us out of here!!! We don't know whether to laugh or cry!!!