TWO men who attacked revellers in Preston have been banned from the respective bars after police were granted civil orders against them.
Another man who assaulted a takeaway customer has been banned from entering the takeaway where it happened.
The force would not reveal who the men are and which premises are involved, but have warned revellers who turn violent that they too could end up with the banning orders, known as licensed premise exclusion orders, which were granted by Preston Magistrates Court.
Police can apply to the court for an order after someone has been convicted of an offence committed on licensed premises.
It prevents an individual from re entering a premise for a period of between three months and two years.
A 29-year-old man was sentenced to a 24 month community order and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 after committing an assault in a takeaway. He was banned from entering it for three months.
Preston Police also secured an order against a 25-year-old man who is banned from entering a bar for six months. He was previously found guilty and had to pay £85 costs.
A 68-year-old man was banned from a pub for a year after he was found guilty of assault. He had to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £75 compensation.
Sgt John Lovick, of Preston Police’s Licensing Department, said: “We are working closely with all licensed premises to ensure Preston is a safe city where people can enjoy a good night out.
“Anyone who commits a violent offence inside a licensed premise can expect to receive an exclusion order in addition to the original sentence they have been handed by the courts.”