Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swearing in Salford? It'll *!!@*!* Cost You. ; JOKERS PUT PLAQUE ON BENCH WITH 'CHARGES' FOR USING BAD LANGUAGE IN THE QUAYS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Swearing in Salford? It'll *!!@*!* Cost You. ; JOKERS PUT PLAQUE ON BENCH WITH 'CHARGES' FOR USING BAD LANGUAGE IN THE QUAYS

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PRANKSTERS have taken the expletives ban in Salford Quays a step further - by introducing a swearing bench.

Earlier this year Salford council introduced on-the-spot fines for anyone using foul language in the Quays.

Now a plaque has appeared on a bench in the outlining 'swearing charges' for those caught using foul language.

The prankster has gone to the extent of having a plate engraved and stuck it onto the middle of a bench in the upmarket docklands development.

The plaque says potty-mouths face fines up to Pounds 2 if they use a vulgar word while sitting there.

It is not known who placed the sign on the bench, which outlines a range of different charges depending on the severity of the swear word used.

The cost of using the words ranges from 50p to a hefty Pounds 2 for a word guaranteed to cause offence. …

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