TROUBLEMAKERS have been warned to stay out of pubs in Silksworth.
Police have already signed up seven landlords after launching their Pubwatch scheme in the Wearside area.
The pub bosses will now work together, as well as with police, to make sure any persistent, problem drinkers are kept out.
The scheme helps the venues share information and identify those who may pose a risk.
Sergeant Ashley Hopper, from Silksworth, Sunderland, said: “We know Pubwatch schemes have been set up in other areas of the city and have played a huge part in making areas safer and ensuring noise and disruption is kept to a minimum.
“Licensed premises work together with ourselves to share information and ensure anyone who may be intent on causing trouble is dealt with before disorder gets out of hand.
“The scheme also helps identify those who consistently cause trouble so that appropriate action can be taken.”
Pc Mick Urwin helped organise the Silksworth Pubwatch which will be holding its first meeting in the next few weeks.
He said: “Most licensed premises in the area have signed up to the scheme and we’d encourage any who have yet to do so to get in contact as the benefits of being part of the scheme will be invaluable.”
For further information, ring 101 ext 69191.