Oxford police pushing positives of plastic

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Glass

Oxford police pushing positives of plastic
Police in Oxford are hoping to persuade the city's licensees to use plastic glasses in a bid to reduce injuries. The unbreakable glasses - made of...

Police in Oxford are hoping to persuade the city's licensees to use plastic glasses in a bid to reduce injuries.

The unbreakable glasses - made of polycarbonate - are already being used in five of the city's pubs and clubs.

Insp Graham Sutherland of Oxford Police told the Oxford Mail: "We are trying to make Oxford a safer place and reduce the possibility of using glass as a weapon.

"This will definitely reduce facial injuries and could ultimately save a life. Some lives have been ruined at a young age and people left scarred for life by incidents involving glasses."

"We will be encouraging licensees to help us eradicate violence and will hopefully get a good response.

"We would like to see pubs and clubs become beacon premises and lead the way for others to follow."

Nightsafe Oxford manager Karen Crossan added: "We will be explaining to licensees that, although initially the glasses may seem more expensive, they last longer, do not smash, present no danger to staff and will not damage floors if dropped, so in the long run they will be a cheaper option."

Related topics: Licensing law

Follow us

Pub Trade Guides

View more

Headlines