Hoping for a lucky strike

From left, Kevin Warne from Sweets For U, Wetherspoons manager James Hardman, head of Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership Chris Caesar, Gareth Lewis from Southern Co-operative, general manager at Liquid and Envy David Joyce and University of Portsmouth security manager Chris Beaman
From left, Kevin Warne from Sweets For U, Wetherspoons manager James Hardman, head of Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership Chris Caesar, Gareth Lewis from Southern Co-operative, general manager at Liquid and Envy David Joyce and University of Portsmouth security manager Chris Beaman

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A NEW crime prevention scheme aims to ban repeat shoplifters and other criminals from Portsmouth.

Business owners gathered to mark the launch of ‘Strike Card’, which has been launched by Portsmouth Business Crime Reduction Partnership.

The partnership’s campaign aims to crack down on daytime offenders with a ‘three strikes’ system.

The partnership’s crime reduction manager Chris Caesar believes the campaign will help local businesses.

He said: ‘The Strike Card system aims to reduce the impact of business-related crime on members across the city.’

And general manager of Liquid and Envy nightclub, David Joyce believes the Strike Card will be a success.

‘This new Strike Card idea is going to help the city’s economy a lot,’ he said.