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."