Police out in force

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MORE police are out on Main Street, Mornington in a bid to stop potential antisocial behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence near pubs, clubs and restaurants.

Mornington police say they will conduct more foot patrols, more venue walkthroughs, and more engagement with the public to “ensure patron and venue staff safety”.

They will focus on Uber pick-up points and take a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour. Anyone involved in alcohol-fuelled violence will be banned from licensed premises under the Mornington Safe City Liquor Accord and Court Sanctioned Alcohol Exclusion Orders.

Liquor Accord bans are a collaborative approach between venues in Mornington and police. They can extend for a lifetime and apply anytime day or night. Three patrons have been banned from venues in the past month.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 15 January 2020

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