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Health issues addressed by bar breathalysing

David Snartt from the Community Safety Partnership for Charnwood says health and safety issues are being addressed by breathalysing people before they enter bars and clubs in Leicestershire.

Five bars and clubs in Loughborough have signed up to the scheme so far.

The trial will run until November, but could be rolled out across the region if it proves successful.

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Breathalyser pilot scheme launches in Loughborough

A pilot scheme to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking by breathalysing people before they enter bars and clubs has launched in Leicestershire.

Five bars and clubs in Loughborough have signed up to the scheme so far.

The trial will run until November, but could be rolled out across the region if it proves successful.

PC Mike Green from Leicestershire Police said they would be looking to see if crime figures go down as a result of the scheme.

Breath tests pilot for pub goers in Loughborough

Police in Loughborough together with five licensed premises in the town are launching a breath test pilot where customers will be tested as a condition of entry.

Drinkers will take a breath test on entering selected pubs Credit: PA

Door staff then will be able to make an informed decision as to whether that person should be allowed entry based on the amount of alcohol already in their body.

The pilot starts today and will run until 3 November.

Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council have supplied each of the premises with breath test equipment and training.

The premises taking part are:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students' Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

PC Mike Green, Beacon Officer for Loughborough Town Centre, who is the coordinator, said:

"We want to raise awareness of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on health and well-being, as well as supporting licensed premises to help them deal with customers who have had a bit too much to drink.

"Whilst we will be providing training and guidance, ultimately all of the decision making remains with the staff at each venue.

"At the end of the pilot and in partnership with the 'pilot' premises and Charnwood Borough Council will be undertaking a review to see if it merits being rolled out on a wider and permanent basis across the area."

Breathalyser pilot scheme could be rolled out elsewhere

A pilot scheme which will see people on a night out in Loughborough breathalysed before being allowed into certain bars and clubs could be rolled out across the town if successful, police have said.

The scheme is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of binge drinking Credit: PA

PC Mike Green, beacon officer for Loughborough Town Centre, said the trial - which runs until November - is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of excessive drinking.

We want to raise awareness of the effects of excessive alcohol consumption on health and well-being, as well as supporting licensed premises to help them deal with customers who have had a bit too much to drink.

Whilst we will be providing training and guidance, ultimately all of the decision making remains with the staff at each venue.

At the end of the pilot and in partnership with the ’pilot’ premises and Charnwood Borough Council will be undertaking a review to see if it merits being rolled out on a wider and permanent basis across the area.

– PC Mike Green, Leicestershire Police

Bars and clubs to issue breath tests on the door

Revellers out in Loughborough will be breathalysed before being allowed into five clubs and bars in the town centre from this weekend, as part of a crackdown on binge drinking.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside.

Door staff will issue the breath tests and will then be able to make a decision over whether to allow people inside. Credit: PA

The pilot scheme begins on Friday and will run until November 3.

The places taking part include:

  • Amber Rooms, The Rushes, Loughborough
  • Revolution, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Mansion, Baxter Gate, Loughborough
  • Echoes, Biggin Street, Loughborough
  • Loughborough Students’ Union, Ashby Road, Loughborough

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Shock bronze for Harry in Zurich

Loughborough's Harry Aikines-Aryeetey crosses the line third in the final of the 100m Credit: PA

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His time of 10:24 in difficult conditions was enough for a bronze medal.

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The skills will be delivered by the local charity Joe Humphries Memorial Trust.

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