Northampton Judge repeats call for glass ban

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Northampton Judge repeats call for glass ban
Police figures reveal there have been 136 glassing incidents in the last three years

Calls for a glass ban in Northampton have resurfaced after police figures revealed there had been 136 glassing incidents in the last three years.

The Northampton Chronicle​ reported that Judge Richard Bray revealed that each glass attack cost the taxpayer £100,000.

He told the paper: "Publicans and managers should not wait for further injuries to occur and should put the safety of their customers before profits."

The Judge's comments came after a woman was acquitted of acquitted of wounding with intent after scarring another woman's face.

The jury found she had acted in self-defence.

Sgt Mark Worthington also told the Chronicle: "The six biggest premises in Northampton are now polycarbonate venues and we have closed down two premises, under the new licensing act, in a concerted effort to reduce alcohol-related violence in the town.

"We are happy with the take up so far but obviously more has to be done for premises to convert to polycarbonate glasses.

"However, the licensed trade are being very positive and hopefully we can encourage more to convert in time."

Related topics: Licensing law

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