Police working with theatrical pickpockets

Cirque du Soleil stars are working with the police to raise awareness about pickpockets Credit: ITV News

You would not normally expect the police to work with pick-pockets but that is exactly what they've been doing in Northampton this weekend.

'Pickpocket' at work Credit: ITV News

Stars from the Cirque Du Soleil have been showing off their theatrical sleight of hand skills in one of the town's shopping centres.

'Pickpocket' distracts man to get his phone Credit: ITV News

The police organised the event to make people more aware of pickpockets, encouraging them to look after their valuables.

'Pickpocket' manages to get a phone Credit: ITV News