NIGHT club staff are to receive police training in a bid to identify scenarios in their venues that could progress to sexual violence.
Everyone from glass collectors to managers at City and Canvendish nightclubs will take part in a one-hour session - dubbed ‘Bringing in the Bystander’ - run by the Force’s Violence Reduction Unit.
The training was developed by the specialist unit and employs sequences from a film originally produced in New Zealand. It aims to raise awareness of sexual violence and show how those working in the night-time economy have a clear role in its prevention.
Chief Inspector Graham Goulden said: “We can all play a part in preventing sexual violence. Pubs and clubs are part of the solution, they are our allies here. This is a great opportunity for the media to see us working with out partners in the industry for the benefit of everyone.”