Thief-Proof Milk Container

R. Edwards
1984, Vol. 16, No. 2,

Abstract


Lorna Griffiths and Jonathon Powell are both fifth form pupils at Cynffig Comprehensive School in Kenfig Hill, Mid Glamorgan. Kenfig Hill is a busy small town situated between industry at Port Talbot, mining communities in the nearby valleys, and tourism in the seaside town of PorthcawL

Both Lorna and Jonathon's fathers are police sergeants. Lorna's family live at Kenfig Hill Police Station, where the main door to the attached house opens directly onto the pavement. This is where the story started when one morning last winter Lorna discovered that their milk had been stolen from outside the door. When Sergeant Griffiths eventually calmed down he explained that milk theft was very prevelant, but that the police could do very little to stop it. The theft of a 20p bottle of milk occassionally seems very trivial to the individual. Lorna's father said that very many of these 'trivial' cases are reported and obviously many were unreported. The problem seemed serious even in a small area like Kenfig Hill.


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