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8 September 2016, 08:35
Nick Tries On Controversial Spit Hood
Amnesty International say the controversial spit hood is like those used at Guantanamo Bay. Nick tests it out to see.
Nick Ferrari tested out the controversial new spit hoods as he hosted his breakfast show wearing one.
Sadiq Khan has demanded a review into the use of the hoods after the Met Police announced their intention to start using them.
The item consists of a mesh hood which is placed over the head of aggressive people who have been arrested to stop them spitting at or biting a police officer.
Amnesty International have likened the hoods to those worn by Guantanamo Bay inmates.
Having backed the use of them yesterday, Nick tried it out today to show that there is nothing wrong with being made to wear one.
Speaking to the designer Paula Romano, Nick found that the mesh was especially light, while the plastic front was designed to fall as far from the mouth as possible.