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Friday 31 July 2015

Irish police tackling handcuff world record

Published 07/08/2010 | 07:16

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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