Twelve people have been banned from around 16 pubs in Caerphilly, Blackwood and Bargoed for their recent bad behaviour, Gwent Police has said.
The pubs, including Caerphilly’s Court House and Blackwood’s Porters, are all part of the Pub Watch Online Scheme.
This month, 12 new names came before the Pub Watch Online panel and all 12 have now received bans of various lengths for abusive behaviour towards customers and staff or criminal behaviour.
• A 23-year-old man from the Caerphilly area received a five-year ban for aggressive behaviour inside the Court House, Caerphilly.
• A 20 year-old-man from the Caerphilly was banned for five years after assaulting a member of the door staff at the Court House in Caerphilly on July 2 this year.
• A 21-year-old man and a 19-year-old, both from Caerphilly, were banned for two years, each for violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff at the Court House in June.
• A 26-year-old Blackwood man was banned for a year after he was found with cocaine at Brewers Lodge in Blackwood. This was discovered as a result of a recent police operation held at the premises on July 8.
• An 18-year-old man from Phillipstown found with cocaine in Blisters Night Club in Bargoed was handed a one-year ban.
• A 25-year-old man from Caerphilly was banned for five years after being aggressive in Porters in Blackwood. After being refused entry on July 17, he then went to the Flour Mill in Blackwood and assaulted a man.
• A 20-year-old man from Blackwood received a one-year ban for being aggressive towards a female member of staff in Porters and throwing a drink over her.
• A 22-year-old man from Hay-on-Wye received a ten-year ban following an assault in Porters in Blackwood. The man assaulted door staff and kicked them in the head.
• A 19-year-old man from Penallta received a one-year ban after he was found with cocaine in Blisters Night Club, Bargoed in July.
• A 44-year-old woman from Pontllanfraith was handed a five-year ban following violent and aggressive behaviour towards staff at Brewers Lodge, Blackwood, on June 1.
• A 21-year-old man from Markham received a two-year ban after he was found taking cocaine in the men’s toilets of Blisters Night Club, Bargoed on June 25. He also had 11 other pouches of cocaine on him.
PC Karina Williams, Night Time Economy Officer with Gwent Police, said: “The majority of the popular pubs in the Caerphilly borough are currently signed up to Pub Watch.
“People need to realise, if you misbehave in one, your information will be shared with Gwent Police and other pubs and you could receive a ban varying from one month to life.
“Behaviour like this will not be tolerated in these pubs and people who act in this manner will be punished for their actions. I want to remind people that if you go out drinking this summer, please act responsibly and think about the consequences of your actions.”