Manchester

Manchester council considers plan for 'anti-wee' paint

This graphic shows how the paint works and causes splash-back Image copyright IG St Pauli
Image caption This "before and after" graphic from a similar scheme in Hamburg shows how the paint works

High-tech "anti-wee" paint could be introduced across Manchester city centre in order to deter drunken men from urinating in the streets.

Manchester City Council is considering coating public areas with the revolutionary paint, which simply bounces back anything sprayed at it.

The idea has been raised after the success of a similar scheme in the German city of Hamburg.

A councillor has begun talks with a company which supplies the paint.

Called Ultra-Ever Dry, the maker claims it will "completely repel almost any liquid".

The paint was introduced in several public areas in Hamburg's red light district earlier this year.

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