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Fake IDs in Newcastle City Centre


More than 100 youngsters have had fake IDs seized and been turned away by City Centre bars

Since the Newcastle "no entry to fake ID" scheme started in March, Door Staff all over the city have been closely checking the IDs used by young looking customers in an effort to clamp down on the use of fake IDs.

Any that are fake, or belong to another older person, are being seized by Door Staff. The youngster is then refused entry, given a receipt for their document and the ID is then passed to police.

Police then destroy the fake document while the genuine driver's licence or passport is returned to the relevant Government office. This means the owner of the document will then have to pay to get a new document.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Lesley Wheatley, from Newcastle City Centre said; "This initiative is highly effective in preventing children from getting access to alcohol in Newcastle city centre bars and clubs."

Phoenix Security staff are both trained and experienced in dealing with the use of fake ID, and since March have been cracking down on fake ID and implementing the "no entry to fake ID" scheme.

It is important for young people to realise that attempting to gain entry to a pub or bar when you are underage, and using a fake ID or one you have borrowed from an older friend is against the law. Sgt Wheatley added: "We wanted to remind people that using an ID that you know includes fake information in order to get into a pub or club is an offence the police take seriously."

These youngsters could even end up with a criminal record, which could damage their future prospects.

We want to thank our staff for commiting to the "no entry to fake ID" scheme, and helping clamp down on the issue of fake ID use in the city.

Northumbria Police Article

Take part in a Charity Abseil for Mobex North East


On Sunday 30th June, there will be a Chairty Abseil to raise funds for local charity Mobex North East.

The charity, Mobex, has been around since 1991.

They aim to provide learning opportunities for groups of young or disadvantaged people from the North East, and enable them to fulfill their potential using development training through Outdoor Adventure and the Arts, hopefully leading to greater involvement in their communities.

Mobex offer a training resource for people in the North East, whatever their age or ability including personal and social development through Outdoor activities and the media of the arts.

Some of their specialised projects include:

Work with offenders.
School transition.
Alternative Education, for those pupils struggling to cope with formal education.
Creative Adventures, outdoor arts.
Leadership in the community.
Open Doors Disability Project
Mobex Challenge programme, supporting young and older people people who unemployed
General Outdoors Education
Team Building
Work around mental health
EnAct, environmental action. Linked to the John Muir Award
First Aid Training.

They have organised a 200ft Abseil down the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle City Centre on Sunday June 30th.

Anyone can participate, all that is asked that a minimum of 25pounds is raised by each participant.

Think you've got what it takes?

For application and sponsorship forms send an email to [email protected] with Mobex Abseil in the subject field and we will get them sent on to you.

Would be great to see some of our staff facing their fears for this great local charity!

If you would like to find out more or make a donation the following links will help you...


Facebook page

The event page!/events/531441326891396/

Fundraising Page

Phoenix Security Area Manager - Blackpool


Phoenix Security are currently recruiting an Area Manager to cover Yorkshire

Phoenix Security are seeking a full time Area Manager for Blackpool.

Experience is essential, but more importantly you will have common sense, a can do attitude and the ability to manage a busy workload and be smart.

Some duties include; weekly rostering, risk assessments, visiting venues on a daily basis, dealing with venue/site managers, employee interviews, audits and occasionally covering staff for events all while maintaining our professional image.

You must hold a full driving licence and own your own vehicle, as well as an SIA licence, and proven experience in a similar field.

Hours are: Mon 9-5, Fri/Sat & Sun Evenings.
Generous salary package, including mileage/car allowance, mobile phone and an Ipad.

Initial Salary - 26000.00

To apply send a covering letter with your CV to [email protected] Please quote ref: BLACKPOOL AREA MANAGER in the subject field.

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