Manchester licensees under the microscope this Christmas

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Manchester licensees have been warned that police will be on the prowl for underage drinking and anti-social behaviour this Christmas.Police will be...

Manchester licensees have been warned that police will be on the prowl for underage drinking and anti-social behaviour this Christmas.

Police will be patrolling hot spot locations in Manchester city centre looking to clamp down on pubs that serve underage drinkers and people who have had too much to drink.

Police have also warned Christmas revellers that on the spot fines of £80 will be issued for drunk and disorderly behaviour and urinating in the street.

Inspector Steve Greenacre from Greater Manchester Police''s City Safe unit said: "We have been working in partnership with licensees across Manchester to help further improve standards and make their premises even safer for customers. On the run up to Christmas and New Year, we will be carrying out high visibility patrols and visiting venues to ensure that they are operating in a responsible manner. This includes ensuring regular glass collections are made, not serving people who are already drunk and not admitting anyone into their pub, bar or club who is underage."

He added: "The majority of licensees take their responsibilities extremely seriously, but we will be clamping down and taking action against those who fail to ensure the safety of their customers".

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