Police push plastics in pubs for World Cup

By John Harrington

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: Ribble valley, Lancashire

Safety steps: plastics and bottle tops
Safety steps: plastics and bottle tops
Three thousand polycarbonate glasses are being handed out to pubs and clubs in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, in the run up to the World Cup. Bottle...

Three thousand polycarbonate glasses are being handed out to pubs and clubs in Ribble Valley, Lancashire, in the run up to the World Cup.

Bottle tops aimed at the reducing the risk of drinking spiking have also been given to more than 40 members of Ribble Valley Pubwatch.

The council said polycarbonate use is voluntary. The vessels will be sent to "busy town and village centre pubs" before the tournament begins on 11 June.

Ribble Valley Borough Council's community safety officer Bill Alker said: "The glasses have been trialled with considerable success. They are high quality, but extremely durable, and have proved popular with both publicans and their customers.

"We are working hard to tackle crime in Ribble Valley with considerable success, but we are not complacent and are taking a pro-active rather than reactive approach to crime reduction, particularly caused by alcohol."

Inspector Chris Saville said: "Shatter-proof glasses have a proven track record in reducing violent crime and the horrific injuries associated with standard glasses.

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