SIX people have been banned from all Newtown pubs under the ‘Behave or Be Banned’ (BOBB) scheme.

They were banned for alcohol-related disorder during August, after a meeting of the Pubwatch Committee.

The bans range from 12 months to five years, with two others given warnings.

Newtown Sgt Stephen Vaughan said: “Those who are found in possession of illegal controlled drugs on licensed premises can also be taken forward for discussion with a view to being banned. This prevents all those listed from entering any licensed premises in Newtown and surrounding area.

He added: "We agreed any behaviour where violence is threatened or used against police officers, door staff or licensees will result in an automatic 12-month minimum ban. A five-year ban was just handed out for an assault on two police officers."