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Pubs urged to stop using glasses

Drinks glasses
The plastic glasses would not shatter like glass does

Police in Dundee have urged pub, club and bar owners to stop using glasses in their venues as a way of cutting injuries among their customers.

Letters have been sent to almost 80 city centre premises highlighting the benefits of plastics which are virtually unbreakable.

It would mean a reduction in the chances of someone being hurt by glass if violence broke out.

Police said there had already been a positive response by owners.

Ch Supt Colin McCashey said: "Incidents of assault involving a glass in Dundee's night time economy are fortunately rare.

"But Dundee's social scene is no different from any other city of its size and is, therefore, not immune to crimes of violence."

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