Pictured: Police deflate inflatable penis carried by hen party in York
He let them down gently.
This was the moment when a police community support officer helped deflate an inflatable penis carried by a woman on her hen do in York.
It happened this afternoon, and was captured on camera by an eagle-eyed YorkMix reader.
The woman, wearing a bride’s headdress, was carrying the inflatable on Coney Street when officers stepped in.
The issue of inflatables came to the fore a few years ago, when city leaders were concerned that an influx of drunken stag and hen parties was making York city centre a no-go area.
At one meeting, police urged publicans to ban people from entering if they were carrying any sort of giant blow-up item.
Today’s hen party didn’t seem too deflated by losing their penis, and carried on enjoying what York has to offer.