Court not Caution gets Parliamentary backing

By Ewan Turney

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: National pubwatch, Attack, Attack!, Member of parliament

Campaign has received support from Westminster
Campaign has received support from Westminster
National Pubwatch's campaign to ensure thugs who attack licensees or pub staff face proper justice has received backing in Parliament. The Court Not...

National Pubwatch's campaign to ensure thugs who attack licensees or pub staff face proper justice has received backing in Parliament.

The Court Not Caution campaign follows reports that yobs are still being let off with cautions or penalty notices after sickening violent attacks on hosts and staff.

National Pubwatch wants to ensure they always appear before a court and attacking someone who's upholding their licensing responsibilities becomes an aggravating factor when considering whether to press charges.

Tory MP and National Pubwatch president Nigel Evans has tabled an Early Day Motion — a petition for MPs — calling on the Government "to ensure that the perpetrators of assaults on licensees are rightly pursued in the courts".

Join the campaign

National Pubwatch wants MA readers to help as part of the Court Not Caution campaign. Readers should get in touch if they or a member of pub or doorstaff has been attacked and the yob has been let off with a caution or a fixed penalty notice by emailing cnhy.jbggba@ogpbaarpg.pbz​.

• Sign the 10 Downing Street petition by clicking here​.

• Join our Facebook group by clicking here​.

• Find your MP and ask them to sign EDM 1293 by clicking here​.

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