A MAN has been banned from all licensed premises in the Saltney and Broughton area after an "incident of violence".

North Wales Police said the ban came as a result of the Saltney and Broughton Pubwatch scheme.

Pubwatch schemes are local, independent groups formed of people working in licensed premises. They often take part in safety and alcohol awareness campaigns.

The objectives of groups are to tackle and prevent anti social behaviour and criminal activity and promote safe drinking environments for customers and secure working environments for staff.

PCSO Dan Hughes, of North Wales Police's South Flintshire team, said: "Following a recent review a male was banned from all licensed premises in the area for a period of two years following an incident of violence.

"Working in partnership with our licensed premises and Flintshire County Council we are committed to making our hospitality venues a safe and enjoyable place to visit."