Newcastle clubbers will need photo ID

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Drinkers in Newcastle will have to provide photo identification before being allowed into some nightclubs and bars, police have confirmed.

The Northumbria force said the scheme - dubbed Club Scan - will involve passports, driving licences or proof of age cards being scanned at venues.

Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has backed the scheme, which is due to be in place later this year.

It is likely to be funded in part from the city's late night levy.

Chief Constable Sue Simm told a public meeting in Newcastle the scheme could be up and running by the summer.

It is not yet known which venues will be included in the scheme, although Ms Baird said licensees were largely supportive.

She said the scheme would help to reduce under-age drinking and flag known criminals.

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