Police to come down hard on pubs and clubs that have "glassing" attacks
POLICE officers in Gloucestershire are to take a tougher stance against glassing attacks, with premises potentially threatened to be shutdown if incidents continue.
From now on, Gloucestershire Constabulary will formally write to designated premises supervisors, the person who has day to day responsibility for the pub or club, whenever a glassing incident occurs.
It will ask them to consider using polycarbonate glasses instead.
If a further glassing incident occurs within a year of the letter being sent, the police may take the matter to a Licensing Authority hearing for them to consider if the licence should be revoked.
Glassing is the practice of using a glass as a weapon to cause someone harm.
Gloucestershire’s licensing manager PC Jaine Simner said: "Although we don’t have a major issue in Gloucestershire’s pubs and clubs with glassing, or indeed disorder generally, we do need to encourage the owners of licensed premises to be as responsible as possible, and to take effective measures, if incidents of this type do occur.
"Just one look at the photos of people who have suffered injuries caused by glassing shows why we can’t tolerate repeated incidents on licensed premises."
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