Anti-social revellers warned of ‘quiet New Year’ in King’s Lynn, Downham Market, Hunstanton, RAF Marham, Bircham Newton and Wisbech

Any drinkers causing problems over Christmas face a ban from pubs and clubs across West Norfolk and Wisbech.

Anyone getting drunk and causing problems out and about in West Norfolk this Christmas faces a New Year's Eve home alone.

Local police are working closely with the area's Pubwatch Scheme and West Norfolk Council's CCTV operators to identify anyone causing problems in pubs and clubs.

If someone does get anti-social, or gets so drunk that they start causing problems, they will be put on the Pubwatch scheme which means they will banned from all the other member licensed premises in the area.

West Norfolk's scheme, which covers King's Lynn, Hunstanton and Downham Market as well as RAF Marham and the CITB Construction premises at Bircham Newton, has recently linked up with the similar scheme in Wisbech.


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West Norfolk Supt Dave Marshall said: 'Now that this scheme covers so much of the local area, it means that anyone who has been causing problems, faces trips of more than 30 miles to find a pub they are allowed in to. It could be a very quiet New Year's Eve if you've gone too far this Christmas.

'We're not saying 'bah humbug', but just asking everyone to enjoy their celebrations in a safe and responsible way and plan your journey home.'

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Anyone arrested in connection with drunken anti-social behaviour during the festive period, is likely to be subject to special bail conditions that will also ban them from any licensed premises until well after the clock strikes 12 on January 31.

This year officers will continue to work closely with door staff at licensed premises to focus on false ID.

There has been an increase in under-age teenagers borrowing IDs from friends and family in order to get in to pubs and clubs.

But local Police are now getting involved and will seize all false or fake ID and send it back to the relevant authorities, DVLA for example.

Police also have powers to issue on the spot fines of up to �80 for disorderly behaviour or notices, known as Section 27s, banning people from specific areas for up to 48 hours.

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