Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Newquay ID Scanners
2:55pm 16th March 2012
Newquay gets a new weapon in the fight against booze-fuelled anti-social behaviour.
Scanners that know if ID is fake or if someone is barred are being rolled out.
Pubs and clubs will be able to issue a flash-ban that gets sent out across town.
Inspector Ian Drummond-Smith is in charge:
"We have this problem in all towns and cities across the UK, but hopefully what it shows is that we're doing something about it in Newquay. We're bringing these scanners in, and we've managed to get some money from the Home Office to try and introduce more of the scanners into town, because the more pubs and clubs that have them, the more effective the system's going to be.
"These could really reduce crime and disorder, because banned people will be banned from all of the pubs and clubs. After they've thrown them out, then they can go onto their scanner, find their details from when they came into the club, and issue a twelve hour flash ban and that will go to all the other pubs and clubs in town that have got the scanners."
Share This StoryTweet
WATCH: Firefighter's Death Sparks Mannequin Challenge
Cornish crews staged this video as a road safety warning
PHOTOS: Cornish Mum Takes 'Elf On The Shelf' To New Level
You won't believe what the cheeky chaps have been up to...
WATCH: Norovirus Outbreak Hits Cornwall
Cornwall News: We are being urged to help stop the spread of the winter bug by following easy steps...
Michelle Thomson MP has contacted police following her rape revelation
National News: Michelle Thomson MP has made contact with police a day after revealing she was raped at the age of 14.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
1D star Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 43
Showbiz News: The mother of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has died aged 43 after battling leukaemia.
Badminton and wheelchair rugby among sports to lose Olympic funding
Sports News: Archery, badminton, fencing, weightlifting and wheelchair rugby will not get funding in the run up to the Tokyo Olympics.
Former Argos security guard elected Gambia president
Strange News: A former Argos security guard has ended the 22-year rule of the president of Gambia in a shock election victory.