Pubwatch group tackle anti-social behaviour

PETERHEAD’s Pubwatch group have placed a ban on a number of trouble-makers in the past week after a series of incidents have put members of the public into a state of panic.

Last week, two males were placed onto the Pubwatch list and banned from pubs in the Peterhead area. A 36 year old and 42 year old were involved in a violent fight which began in the Caley Bar and escalated onto Chapel Street.

Chairman of Pubwatch Sandy Garvock said: “The fight was so violent that the nearby Royal Bank of Scotland had to close their doors and keep the customers in. We made a decision to put the males on Pubwatch as a safety precaution.”

Two other males were given a Pubwatch ban for carrying weapons. A 51 year old was found to be carrying a sword as well as holding illegal substances in his possession. Another male was placed on the list after carrying a small knife.

The bans on these males have came into force after community councillors expressed their growing concern over the unacceptable level of drink and drug-induced anti-social behaviour within the shopping precincts, councillors will also debate the need for closer monitoring of town centre licensed premises at the next meeting.