Walkabout pub must swop glass for plastic to stay open

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The Walkabout pub in Islington, London, will keep its licence providing it only uses plastic glasses and ashtrays. Police called for a review of the...

The Walkabout pub in Islington, London, will keep its licence providing it only uses plastic glasses and ashtrays.

Police called for a review of the Regent Inns outlet after being called to the pub more than 100 times in the past year. A police report cited 33 reports of violence and threats of violence and 60 thefts.

Regent Inns worked with police to come up with conditions so the bar didn't have to close.

Licensing officer PC Mark Usher said: "Regent Inns was very co-operative and there haven't been any incidents since our first meeting in March. I can't honestly say the conditions will eliminate all of the problems."

A Regent Inns spokesman said: "We are currently talking to the police at a very high level and are working in partnership with them to make immediate changes and address all of their concerns. We will do whatever it takes to ensure these incidents are not repeated in the future."

The spokesman outlined several changes the outlet had made. This includes serving in plastic glasses after 6pm,

using plastic bottles from suppliers where possible, and moving last entry from 2am to midnight.

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