Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Irish police tackling handcuff world record

Gardai are using up to 750 handcuffs in an attempt to break into the Guinness Book of World Records this weekend.

Members of the force will form the longest line-up on the promenade on Bray seafront on Sunday in an effort to make it into the record books.

Over 600 members of the public are expected to join off-duty policemen and Garda reserves to beat the current record of 562, held by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

And organisers have rolled out a special consignment of 750 handcuffs for the day, which are being provided by sponsors of the event.

Damien Meaney, one of the organisers, said: “They've been purchased. They're not official ones which are used by gardai, they're just imitation ones that look like the real thing; 562 is the record, so we're aiming at 600-plus. If we can get 600-plus people handcuffed together in Bray then we've got a record and we'll be helping three charities as well.”

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