Preston police have sent out warnings to anyone intending on causing trouble on a night out in the city.
Using powers under the Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons) Act 1980 action will be taken against those committing offences or disarray in club, bars or food outlets.
Police can apply to the court for a licensed premise exclusion order after someone has been convicted of an offence committed on licensed premises.
An order prevents an individual from re-entering a premise for a period of between three months and two years.
Police used the Act three times in the last six months to issue exclusion orders.
A 29 year old has been banned from entering a takeaway in the city for a period of three months after committing an assault. A 25 year old was banned from entering a bar for six months and a 68-year-old man has been banned from entering a pub for a year after they both committed assaults.
The 29 year old was given a 24 month community order and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60. The 25-year-old man was found guilty and had to pay costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £20 and compensation of £100. The 68-year-old man was also found guilty and had to pay a victim surcharge of £20 and compensation of £75.
Sgt John Lovick from Preston Police’s Licensing Department said: “We are working closely with all licensed premises to ensure that Preston is a safe city where people can enjoy a good night out.
“Any individual who commits a violent offence inside a licensed premise, and this includes takeaways, can expect to receive an exclusion order in addition to the original sentence they have been handed by the courts.”