Thursday, June 10, 1999 Published at 08:40 GMT 09:40 UK
Police hunt second cardboard cut-out
The flat cap cut-out is now behind bars in a museum
Police in the West Country are to make a cardboard cut-out of a violent criminal in an attempt to repeat the success of colleagues in the Midlands.
Last month Christopher Wood, 53, from Buxton, Derbyshire, was jailed for 14 years after a friend recognised him and called police.
Now Avon and Somerset police are to construct the life-size cut-out of an armed robber who has been operating across the south west of England.
The thief has struck banks and building societies in the region, stealing about £40,000.
The man is described as "violent and dangerous".
He usually wears a baseball cap with an oversized peak to hide his face.
But police have managed to get a security camera photograph which they will use to create the cut-out.
They hope it will jog the minds of potential witnesses.
It follows Staffordshire police's success. The publicity surrounding their cut-out ended a 30-month hunt for Wood, who was branded "Britain's most wanted man".
It was seen by a member of the public, who recognised the 5ft 4in figure as Wood and tipped off the police.
His cut-out has now earned itself a place in a police museum.
Staffordshire Police said it had been put behind bars in a mock-up cell at the force's museum in Stafford on Thursday.
A Staffordshire Police spokesman said the image had been handed over to the museum's curator by officers who took part in the manhunt.