Safety help for pubs at holidays

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POLICE officers will visit pubs across South Yorkshire in the run-up to Christmas and New Year to view and advise on safety and management procedures.

South Yorkshire Police said officers will visit ‘key premises’, seeking ways of helping to keep seasonal disruption to a minimum.

Superintendent Peter Norman of South Yorkshire Police said: “By working with each individual pub we hope we can keep crime and anti-social behaviour to a minimum over their busiest period, as well as enforcing the appropriate standards within the premise.

“Each pub is different and has different concerns, issues and needs, therefore, by working and advising them on a one-to-one basis, each problematic area can be sorted”.

Police officers will be looking at capacity, security arrangements, staffing and crime prevention.

The visits will form part of South Yorkshire Police’s Christmas campaign aimed at tackling alcohol-fuelled crime.