London, Aug 1 : British cops are planning to hand out mops and buckets to drunks to clean up the street, if they're caught peeing in public.
The offenders will be made to wash down shop doorways and alleys and would be penalized or incarcerated if they refused the punishment.
However the move has been criticizes by the local residents following the fears that the mops might be used as weapons during clashes.
"It only takes one idiot to lash out and someone could be seriously injured," the mirror quoted Darren Kent, 24, as saying.
"Some people get really aggressive after a few drinks. Lecturing them and handing out sticks will just make things worse," added Charlotte Young, 22.
But Supt Chris Singer, also one of the residents supported the move.
"It is a bit tongue in cheek but it is a serious message - be responsible for your actions. It's not nice after they have left their mess behind," he said.