Bouncers across the country will be trained to protect vulnerable people after a successful trial in Newcastle.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird, launched the Security Industry Authority (SIA) training scheme. She says the project was created because many door staff didn't know the correct action to take if they spot a vulnerable person in the street.
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