• Dabs "Make Clubs Safer"

    From Steve Asher@3:800/432 to All on Sun Feb 12 00:53:31 2006
    Fingerprints 'make clubs safer'

    Pub and nightclub revellers in a Somerset town could soon be asked
    for a finger scan before they are allowed in.

    The scan is seen as an extension of Yeovil's Pubwatch which has been
    credited with reducing violent alcohol-related crime in the town.

    So far five venues have signed up for the voluntary scheme.

    Membership details, including a photo and finger scan, will be shared
    between clubs and anyone flagged as a troublemaker will be refused

    It is thought to be the first real-time networked fingerprint scanning
    system in the country, linking all premises who opt in.

    A police spokeswoman said: "There are many benefits, these include
    being able to easily verify the age of a person who is registered and identifying those who have previously been intent on causing trouble."


    Source: BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/4678676.stm

    Cheers, Steve..

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