Wow did everyone see this story? I see that pink is used in a prison in Arizona to keep inmates in line but this is amazing. Pink lights have been installed on a housing estate in a bid to deter gathering teenagers by highlighting their acne spots.
Layton Burroughs Residents' Association, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, made the move in the hope of cutting anti-social behaviour.
David Brown, an independent councillor for the area, said the lights, which show up skin blemishes, had been put up in a subway where youths regularly met. These are the same lights that dermatologists use in their offices to work on teens' complexions.
"I totally agree with it and it seems a good idea," he said. "I know that high-pitched sounds have been tried before but didn't work. "It's the first time I've heard of it and it will be interesting to see how effective this is.
"It's effectively embarrassing them into moving on but they could just see it as a big joke and turn up with balaclavas."
Peta Halls, development officer for the National Youth Agency, said: "Anything that aims to embarrass people out of an area is not on."
"The pink lights are indiscriminate in that they will impact on all young people and older people who do not, perhaps, have perfect skin.
"Why waste limited resources on something which moves all young people out of an area? They will move on to somewhere else.
"They have a right to congregate, it's part of being a teenager and most young people are good, law-abiding people."
The lights have been installed in three underpasses on the estate.
What do you think of this tactic?