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Walking the streets with the flip-flop angels

Street Pastors began as a pilot project in Brixton five years ago. There are now 100 projects in the UK. Julia McGuinness joined a new team in Chester

IT IS JUST after ten p.m. on a sub-zero January night in Chester city-centre. Three people sit praying in a church hall. They are dressed for the outdoors, in distinctive navy jackets that have an identical logo.

The three finish praying and prepare to leave, but they are not going home. One speaks into a small, portable radio: “Street Pastors to CCTV: going on patrol.” He listens into the earpiece for a response from the control room. On hearing it, he gives a nod, and they ...

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