Pubs and clubs in Portsmouth have been urged by the police to stop selling shots of alcohol after a recent spate of violence in the area. Venues in the Guildhall Walk area have been in a number of talks with police on how to curb anti-social behaviour since the death of a serviceman in May. Police have asked that premises would consider not selling shots; buying body-worn cameras for doorstaff; using the Clubscan system to identify customers; and designating “floor watchers” to keep an eye on trouble inside. Fuzzy Duck and Walkabout have voluntarily stopped selling shots. Yates is no longer allowed to under a licence condition set in review following the death of 18-year-old Matt Brooks. In June, 11 out of the 15 pubs and clubs in the area made a “voluntary agreement”, with police backing, at a pubwatch meeting not to sell drinks for less than £1.50.