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Armed robbers make 'exceptionally good employees'

The chief executive of an employment agency which solely employs ex-prisoners has said that "armed robbers make exceptionally good employees".

Mick May, of Blue Sky Development & Regeneration, told BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine that armed robbers are usually intelligent and well-motivated.

In the five years that Blue Sky has been running, it has employed nearly 500 ex-offenders, less than 15% of whom have re-offended.

The Jeremy Vine Show is broadcast Monday to Friday at 12:00 BST on BBC Radio 2. Or listen again via the link.

  • 17 Jul 2012