A SUPERMARKET has a new resident police officer – a life-sized cutout.

The new bobby, named PC Morrie by staff, arrived yesterday and now stands guard in the window of the supermarket in St James’s Street, Brighton.

Helena Sherriff, duty manager at the shop, said: “I’ve been on holiday for a few days and he suddenly turned up this morning.

“He’ll be here for the foreseeable future, acting as a deterrent for antisocial behaviour and shoplifting.”

Equipped with 2D handcuffs, helmet and police radio, the stationary officer is proving popular with customers.

Shoppers have been dropping their bags for a quick snap with the policeman.

However Morrisons regular Sylvia Seabrooke, 85, was not as impressed.

She said: “A real officer would be much better.

“But if he can deter the beggars, that would be good.”

Another shopper remarked that shoplifters will “soon start again when they realise he’s not real”.

It is believed the arrival of PC Morrie is part of an initiative by Morrisons.

It is hoped he will reduce crime in and around the store.

He is stationed where Labour Party MP Lloyd

Russell-Moyle was recently attacked by a bystander.

He grabbed Mr Russell-Moyle’s glasses after an argument over Brexit.