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Police Commend Club for Going Glass-Free

Posted: 12/06/2007 16:59:37

Gloucester Police have welcomed a City nightclub's decision to go 'glass free'.

Since the autumn, the only bottles Liquid customers have been served with have been plastic.

After positive feedback from clubbers, the venue has now also decided to exchange all its glasses for polycarbonate ones.

Club manager Jon Jackson said: "The safety of our customers has always been a main priority for us and going 100 per cent glass free is another measure we've taken to make sure they can enjoy a trouble-free night out. Women especially say they generally feel safer. Apart from avoiding deliberate injuries, using plastic also prevents women from getting cut feet which they could if any glass got on the dance floor. It feels identical to holding a glass and the taste is no different either."

Plastic bottles were introduced following an incident at Liquid in November 2006 which resulted in serious injury to a man's eye.

Gloucester Police's Licensing Officer PC Guy Hall said: "We were aware there had been a nasty incident and we therefore discussed several options with the management. As a result plastic bottles were introduced and this has been very successful with no such injuries being reported since.

"We welcome the very responsible decision which has now been taken to make the club glass free and would encourage other venues to do the same."

While Liquid is the only City club to have introduced a plastic bottle only policy, Innteraction and Crackers are also using polycarbonate glasses. Crackers has also just adopted a policy of not allowing glass bottles out of the bar area on selected evenings.

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