Pubs are signing up to Pub Watch Online to target irresponsible drinkers
A dozen punters have been banned from pubs in the South Wales Valleys in the last month as part of a clampdown on irresponsible drinkers.
The 12 culprits have been barred from all pubs signed up to Pub Watch Online in Caerphilly, Blackwood and Bargoed due to abusive behaviour towards customers and staff or for criminal behaviour.
They include a 26-year-old man who was found to be in possession of cocaine at Brewers Lodge in Blackwood and a 20-year-old man from the Caerphilly who was given a five year ban for assaulting a member of door staff at the Court House in Caerphilly.
PC Karina Williams from Gwent Police said: “The majority of the popular pubs in the Caerphilly borough are currently signed up to Pub Watch.
“People need to realise, if you misbehave in one, your information will be shared with Gwent Police and other pubs and you could receive a ban varying from one month to life.
“Behaviour like this will not be tolerated in these pubs and people who act in this manner will be punished for their actions.
“I want to remind people that if you go out drinking this summer, please act responsibly and think about the consequences of your actions.”
Others banned this month include:
- A 23-year-old man has received a five year ban for his behaviour and aggression inside the Court House in Caerphilly.
- A 21-year-old-man and a 19-year-old man were banned for two years each for violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff.
- A one year ban was handed to an 18-year-old man who was found to be in possession of cocaine in Blisters Night Club in Bargoed.
- A man who became violent and aggressive towards staff in Porters in Blackwood has been given a five year ban. After he was refused entry he went into the Flour Mill in Blackwood and assaulted a man.
- A 20-year-old man from Blackwood who became aggressive towards a female member of staff in the Porters, throwing a drink over her, received a one year ban.
- A 22-year-old man from Hay-on-Wye received a 10 year ban following an assault in Porters in Blackwood. The man assaulted door staff and kicked them in the head.
- In Blisters Night Club, Bargoed, a man from Penallta was found to be in possession of cocaine and has received a one year ban.
- A 44-year-old woman from Pontllanfraith received a five year ban following violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff at Brewers Lodge, Blackwood.
- A 21-year-old man has been banned for two years after he was found taking cocaine in the men’s toilets of Blisters Night Club, Bargoed. He was later found to be in possession of a further 11 packets of white powder which all tested positive to being cocaine.
Anyone running a pub in the Caerphilly, Blackwood or Bargoed area who would like to join Pub Watch should contact PC Karina Williams by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Story and photograph courtesy of Wales Online www.walesonline.co.uk