Police in Bolton have been called to the city’s bars hundreds of times in during the last two years to deal with fights, abusive behaviour and more a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

Bolton News report:

REPORTS of fighting, fireworks thrown into bars, attacks, abuse and even a lost dog have led to police being called to Bolton’s pubs and clubs hundreds of times over the last two years.

New figures have revealed that between the start of 2011 and the end of 2012, officers were called to town centre bars Yates’s Wine Lodge 177 times, Bamboogy 160 times and Courtneys 123 times.

Police were also called to J2 Nightclub 125 times, the now-closed Ikon nightclub 109 times, The Balmoral 88 times, The Swan 85 times, The Elephant and Castle 82 times, The Late Club 75 times, The Flying Flute 71 times, Durty Gurtys 70 times, McCauleys 62 times and Lush bar 60 times.

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