Pubwatch zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour in Buckfastleigh

A ZERO tolerance approach to anti-social behaviour is being taken in Buckfastleigh this Christmas.

Buckfastleigh Pubwatch, which comprises all pubs and other establishments licensed to sell alcohol such as shops and restaurants, with the support of the town council, is taking a zero tolerance approach to all individuals who participate in anti-social behaviour.

A town council spokesman said: “Licensees will permanently ban those whose drunken behaviour affects the well-being of their staff and members of the public. The ban will be applied by all Pubwatch members meaning that those banned will not be able to purchase alcohol from any pubs in the town.

“Please note that the centre of Buckfastleigh is a designated Alcohol-Free Zone. This means that it is an offence to drink in the street or public spaces.

“Please help and report anything suspicious to the Police on the 101 number or use 999 in the case of an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, when there is danger to life or when violence or threatening or abusive language is being used.”

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