Preston Police Object To Marston’s Bid To Change Pint Glass

Written by on January 10, 2019

The Hesketh Arms pub has applied to Preston City Council to remove a restriction that would allow them to serve drinks in a traditional pint glass rather than a toughened one.

The ruling is due to the fact that a toughened pint glass is less likely to shatter in the case of it being used as a weapon to ‘glass’ someone.

Preston Police have voiced their concern in the matter, objecting to the application due to the New Hall Lane pub commonly being visited by football supporters from both home and away fans for a pre-match pint for Preston North End matches.

Police Sergeant Richard Horton objects to the removal of the restriction.

He says: “We do object to the proposed variation to remove the requirement for toughened glassware at the Hesketh Arms so as to allow Marston branded plaint glassware.

“We object because The Hesketh Arms is a gathering place for Preston North Fans both for home and away matches.

“Balancing the advertising-branding value, lower cost of standard glasses against the contribution to the licensing objectives of public safety and preventing crime and disorder made by toughened glass, we cannot support a return to plain glassware in this premises.”

The matter is due to be discussed by Preston City Council in a meeting at Town Hall on Monday 21 January.

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