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Cash giveaway at Liverpool Street Station stopped by police

PUBLISHED: 18:00 24 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:38 05 October 2010

COMMUTERS hoping to grab thousands of pounds in cash at Liverpool Street Station left empty handed today after police stepped-in. More than 100 people were waiting at the station from 8.30am on Wednesday for the £5,000 cash giveaway as part of a PR st

COMMUTERS hoping to grab thousands of pounds in cash at Liverpool Street Station left empty handed today after police stepped-in.

More than 100 people were waiting at the station from 8.30am on Wednesday for the £5,000 cash giveaway as part of a PR stunt for the release of the film, Dead Man Running, on DVD.

Organisers planned to drop the cash notes onto the crowds following the success of a similar stunt in Manchester's Arndale Centre.

But around 50 officers from the British Transport Police showed up after getting wind of it and ordered the keen money-grabbers out of the station before any notes were dropped.

A BTP spokesman told the Advertiser: "The organisers did not have permission to stage the event and permission must be sought for a promotion like that.

"In a public place there are concerns for public safety."

But the PR company, Organic Marketing, released a press notice saying the organisers were planning to give away the cash at a new location tomorrow.


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