Australian Paramedics Want Pool Cues Banned from Pubs


 
 

NICOLE BUTLER | | Thursday, January 28, 2010


Queensland's ambulance officers want licensed venues to stop using pool cues and glass ashtrays to reduce the risk of being assaulted.

Last year the State Government banned glasses from some pubs and clubs to stop so-called "glassing" attacks.

Now the union representing Queensland's ambulance officers says pool cues and glass ashtrays have become a "weapon of choice" for drunken patrons who turn on paramedics.

Kroy Day from the Liquor Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union says paramedics are anxious about the makeshift weapons.

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