Police launch yellow and red card scheme in bid to banish troublemakers from Dundee pubs

Constable Mark Reid holds a red card

Police Scotland has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the impact of alcohol-fuelled violence in Dundee — Behave or be Banned.

The campaign will see people in licensed premises issued with a yellow card if they misbehave — which means further misbehaviour could lead to a one-year ban from Duncan Pubwatch premises.

A red card leads straight to a one-year ban.

Pub staff, door staff and police officers will all have the ability to issue cards.

Chief Inspector Nicky Russell said: “Behave or be Banned is aimed at reducing violence and anti-social behaviour in and around Dundee’s nightlife. It will also include Broughty Ferry.

“We would encourage everyone to come out for their night out and have a great time but they should know that any bad behaviour will be dealt with by pubs, door staff and Police Scotland who will all have the ability to issue cards.

“We will work together more closely than ever before and we will share information about those who are misbehaving to make sure that they cannot spoil what should be a good night out for everyone.”