If you’re out having a drink in Caerphilly this summer, Gwent Police are reminding you that if you cause trouble, not only could you be arrested, you could also face a future ban from all pubs signed up to Pub Watch Online in the area.
There are now 9 pubs part of Pub Watch Online in Caerphilly and 7 in Blackwood and Bargoed which all promote safe and responsible drinking.
This month, 12 new names came before the Pub Watch Online panel and all 12 have now received bans of various lengths for abusive behaviour towards customers and staff or criminal behaviour.
Caerphilly bans include:
A 23 year old man from the Caerphilly area has received a 5 year ban for is behaviour and aggression inside the Court House in Caerphilly on 20th June 2016.
A 20 year old man from the Caerphilly area has received a 5 year ban for assaulting a member of the door staff at the Court House in Caerphilly on the 2nd July 2016.
A 21 year old man and a 19 year old man from Caerphilly have also been banned for 2 years each for violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff at the Court House on 20th June 2016.
Blackwood and Bargoed bans include:
A 26 year old man from Blackwood has received a 1 year ban after he was found to be in possession of cocaine at Brewers Lodge, Blackwood. This was discovered as a result of a recent police operation held at the premises on 8th July 2016.
An 18 year old man from Phillipstown has received a 1 year ban after he was found to be in possession of an illegal substances in Blisters Night Club in Bargoed – when tested, it proved to be cocaine.
A 25 year old man from Caerphilly has received a 5 year ban following an incident on 17th July 2016 in Porters in Blackwood where he became violent and aggressive towards staff. After he was refused entry he went into the Flour Mill in Blackwood and assaulted a man.
A 20 year old man from Blackwood has received a 1 year ban for being aggressive towards a female member of staff in the Porters and throwing a drink over her on 17th July 2016.
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, this incident occurred in April but the man’s details were not known at the time, he was therefore banned on 14th June 2016.
A 19 year old man from Penallta has received a 1 year ban after he was found to be in possession of cocaine in Blisters Night Club, Bargoed on 10th July 2016.
A 44 year old woman from Pontllanfraith received a 5 year ban following violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff at Brewers Lodge, Blackwood on 1st June 2016.
A 21 year old man from Markham has received a 2 year ban after he was found taking cocaine in the men’s toilets of Blisters Night Club, Bargoed on 25th June 2016. He was later found to be in possession of a further 11 packets of white powder which all tested positive to being cocaine.
Night Time Economy Officer, PC Karina Williams 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.”
If you run a pub in the Caerphilly, Blackwood or Bargoed area and would like to join Pub Watch, please contact the Night Time Economy Officer, PC Karina Williams: [email protected]
Source:: Gwent Police News