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Since 1st March, 1999
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Wear ‘nice pants’ before you get drunk

London, July 13: A police magazine is advising women planning a drunken night out to ensure they had waxed and were “wearing nice pants” in case they collapsed.

Suffolk police’s Safe! magazine carries a reminder for readers “intent on getting ratted”, alongside a picture of a scantily-clad woman on the floor with the caption: “If you’ve got it don’t flaunt it”.

It reads: “If you fall over or pass out, remember your skirt or dress may ride up. You could show off more than you intended ' please make sure you’re wearing nice pants and you’ve recently had a wax. Better still, eat before you go out, think about how much you’re drinking, pace yourself and drink plenty of water in between bevvies or better still, don’t get in this sorry state ' it’s not nice.”

Suffolk police defended its “gossipy, tongue-in-cheek style” saying it hoped young women would pick up the magazine and take notice.

“There have been a number of attacks on women who have been drinking and there is a serious safety message to get across,” a police spokesman said.

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