T-shirts worn for violence reduction campaign

Sergeant Victoria Newitt, from Operation Challenge and Luke Norrey, Assistant Manager at The Railway Inn in Rushden.
Sergeant Victoria Newitt, from Operation Challenge and Luke Norrey, Assistant Manager at The Railway Inn in Rushden.

Staff in pubs, clubs, restaurants and businesses across the county are showing their support for the campaign to reduce violence by wearing T-shirts designed by the winners of the Schools’ County Challenge.

Pupils from Weavers School in Wellingborough won the ‘Dragons’ Den’ themed competition run by the Arson Task Force in July with their T-shirt design ‘One punch can take a life.’

The competition showcased a film ‘One Punch can Kill’ based on the consequences of a single violent act, featuring how Stuart Martin, from Wellingborough, was killed by one punch whilst on a night out in the town in 2010.

It can be viewed at the link: http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=4924

Chief Inspector Andy Cox said: “The T-shirts carry such a strong and visible message and we saw this as a great opportunity to maximise the number of people talking and thinking about the consequences of violence. The response has been overwhelming with a huge number of premises taking part.”

“The T-shirts also had a great response at the Operation Challenge stand at the Force Open Day at Headquarters last Saturday, with hundreds of people stopping to chat with our officers and we will be taking them along to Freshers’ Week to engage with students.”

In Northampton staff from the following business will be sporting the T-shirts: Club Base, Faces, The Jeckyl and Hyde, The Goose, McManus Abington, Groove, The Crown and Cushion, Balestra, The Fish Inn, The Trumpet, Fever, Mysec Security, NB’s, Momo, Eastgate, The Cordwainer, The Old Bank, The Wig and Pen, O’Neills, The Auctioneers, The Bear, Ice Lounge, Panache, Revolution, Bar So, The Penny Whistle and The Boston.

Wellingborough businesses include: The Horseshoe, The Hind, The Rising Sun, Baileys, The Fox and Hounds, Palm Beach, The Kingfisher, The Gloucester, Fever, The Cutting Room. Kettering includes: Bar Sun, Bar Qbana, Cocoon, The Prince of Wales, Abacus, Remis, Decades, Jaspers, Henry’s, Watercress Harry’s and The Wayfarers.

Wollaston: The Cuckoo, The Crispin Arms, The Wollaston Inn, Irchester: The 19th Hole, Earls Barton: The Old Swan, Wilby: The George Inn and Irthlingborough: The Horsehoe Inn and The Oliver Twist.

Rushden and Higham Ferrers include: The Wheatsheaf, The Rose and Crown, Cheers, The Feathers, The Railway Inn, The Green Dragon and The Queen’s Head. Raunds: The Red Lion, The World Upside Down, The Woodpecker, The Snooks, The George and the Dragon and The Globe. Thrapston: The Fox Inn and The Kings Arms and Oundle: The Ship, The Angel and The Rose and Crown.

Corby premises include: The Lord Nelson, The Corby Candle, The Kingfisher, The Viking, Knights Lodge, The George, The Samuel Lloyd, The Irish Centre, The Village Inn

Towcester: The Rocking Horse, The Pickled Pig, Brave Old Oak, Brackley: Chequered Flag, The Plough and The Red Lion

Roade: The Cock, Hartwell: The Conservative Club, Milton Malsor: The Compass, Blisworth: The Royal Oak, Tiffield: The George, Harpole: Live and Let Live, Piddington: The Spread Eagle, Stoke Bruerne: Navigation, Bugbrooke: Five Bells, Eastcote: Eastcote Arms and Grange Park: The Grange Inn.