From the Dover Express, 1 December 2005.
A three strikes system is on cards.
POLICE in Dover are clamping down on drunken yobs in the wake of the new
The Dover Antisocial Behaviour Unit is starting a Three
Strikes system, by which unruly drinkers could find themselves issued
with an antisocial behaviour order after three offences within a year.
After being charged with a first alcohol-related offence, offenders will
be given a yellow card, which contains details of agencies that can help
address drinking problems.
After a second, they will get a red card -
banning them for six months from all premises in the scheme.
offence in the space of a year will result in an application to the
courts for an two-year Asbo, which is likely to include a ban from all
Dover is the first area in Kent to adopt the Three
Strikes scheme, which was launched by Avon and Somerset Police in
Det Insp Rob Vinson said the scheme was designed to make
the district a safer place after dark.
He said: "It serves as a strong warning to the minority who commit
alcohol-fuelled crimes, that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated
and will be dealt with robustly."
The Three Strikes scheme is being supported by the town council,
Crown Prosecution Service, Kent Council for Addiction and Shepherd Neame.