12/7/19: Story and photographs courtesy of Warrington Guardian www.warringtonguardian.co.uk
Knife arches to be used at PJs in Warrington
Mike Mason outside PJs
KNIFE arches will be in use in Warrington town centre this weekend to help keep revellers safe.
Warrington Police and the Warrington BID have joined forces to buy two arches and handheld devices to be used by staff at bars and clubs in the town centre.
Members of Pubwatch in the town will be able to use them to help deter people from carrying knives and let pubgoers know that they will be safe inside their premises.
They will be used for the first time by PJs on Bridge Street this weekend.
Owner Mike Mason, a member of PubWatch, said: “We are the first bar to use it as a trial.
“We will trial it across the weekend and people won’t even know they are walking through it.
“It means a safer night out and makes sure everyone enjoys their experience in Warrington town centre.
“In the long term, it will deter people from coming at all if they know they are in use.”