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Police cracking down on glassing incidents
9:00am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
POLICE in Gloucestershire are cracking down on incidents of glassing – the act of using a glass as a weapon.
From now on, any time a glassing incident occurs police will write to the person responsible for the running of the premises requesting they use harmless polycarbonate glasses instead.
If another incident occurs within 12 months officers will consider taking the matter to the Licensing Authority where their licence may be revoked.
Gloucestershire police licensing manager Constable Jaine Simner said, although glassing was not a major issue in the county, the force was keen to tackle any incidents that occur. “Most major clubs and pubs with late-night licences already use polycarbonate glasses, particularly if they are part of a national chain where this has been common practice in other parts of the country for years,” he said.
“But we are seeking to encourage this throughout Gloucestershire whenever these horrific incidents occur. Just one look at the photos of people who have suffered injuries caused by ‘glassing’ shows why we can’t tolerate repeated incidents.”
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