Pubwatch boots out drinkers

POLICE have declared a town pubwatch scheme a success a year after its launch. Hitchin police have said that the scheme, which includes 14 radio-linked premises in the town, has banned eight people in the last year. Pc Lee Jessup from the Neighbourhood

POLICE have declared a town pubwatch scheme a success a year after its launch.

Hitchin police have said that the scheme, which includes 14 radio-linked premises in the town, has banned eight people in the last year.

Pc Lee Jessup from the Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Pubwatch allows licensed premises to work together to keep their premises and customers safe. Our message is clear - anti-social or violent behaviour will not be tolerated in Hitchin.

"Meetings occur once and month and are a great opportunity for those working in the licensed trade to get together and discuss any issues.


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"The fact that eight people have now been banned from premises sends a clear message that the powers available to pubwatch will be used to their full effect to ensure Hitchin is a safe, enjoyable place for people to go out."

The premises involved are Mother Browns, The Cock, The George, The Red Hart, The Kings Arms, Hitchin Snooker Club, Hitchin Town FC, Bom Bora, Bar Absolute, Que Pasa, Remix, Corks and The Rose And Crown.

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