I hope the violent idiot gets the maximum the local magistrate can hand him.
It's a funny and sad story. The police regularly send us lists of people who are "banned" from all pubs in the area. That's all very well and good but they never attach any pictures! They then get angry when these people are spotted in pubs in the area.
Wierdly, today I got an email from the local neighbourhood watch-type copper, about how our town centre pubs and clubs are now scanning people's ids.
"Scan Net ID technology, which has been installed in the entrances of eight bars and clubs in the town centre, works by scanning the customerís identification and highlights to the door staff if the ID is forged, fake or tampered with.
The technology also allows police and venues to share data about problem individuals and to impose bans across every venue, not just in (Scruff's town) but in all venues nationally which use this equipment. "
Hmm. Avoiding fratching, my main concern is there's no requirement over here (UK) to carry id. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I've needed to show photo id. (3 jobs and 2 landlords).
I'd be very irritated if I treckked into town centre to party, and then found out I had to walk home for my passport.