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Published on Friday, 15th December 2017

Extra peace of mind is being given to visitors of late night clubs and bars in Nuneaton.

Working in partnership with the Police, the Council is providing late night establishments with extra security equipment in the form of specialist metal detector wards. The funding is being provided by the Nuneaton and Bedworth Safer Communities Partnership (NABSCOP).

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Cllr Gwynne Pomfrett is Chair of NABSCOP and the Borough Council portfolio holder with responsibility for community safety. He said:

“The Nuneaton night scene is safe and well-managed but understandably, in these modern times, people look for a bit of extra reassurance.

“The metal detector wands have been welcomed by our late night establishments; they will give our visitors additional peace of mind and further enhance public safety around the town.

”Of course, we’re one of the few local authorities to provide town centre CCTV, so this extra security adds to the town’s safe reputation.”

The scheme, which has the backing of Warwickshire Police, the Multi Agency Licencing group and the Bars Against Night Time Disorder (BAND) group, will promote public confidence in the detection of any concealed weapons before entry into establishments.

Police Commissioner, Phil Seccombe said:

“I am pleased to be able to provide the funding for NABSCOP's purchase of the metal detector wands for use by door staff in the town centre. 

“It will provide further reassurance to people enjoying Nuneaton's pubs and clubs that the town remains a safe place to enjoy themselves, whilst also sending the message to those who might be intent on causing harm that their presence will not be tolerated."

The maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison and an unlimited fine.