The safe haven is a spot on Bradshawgate where people having difficulties on a night out will be able to go to for help.

Inside it people can be given flip flops if they have been struggling in high heels, a charger for their phone and spiking test kits.

It is staffed by two Security Industry Authority trained people employed by Bolton Council.

They can link into the one police sergeant or nine other officers on patrol.

Door staff are also aware of the premises and can take someone in difficulty along to it.

It is located across the road from a taxi rank which can help people get home.

The Bolton News: The safe haven

From April the spot will be open every Friday and Saturday.

A similar scheme was piloted in Wigan and this was trialled in December.

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PC Ben Brookfield, the licensing officer for Bolton, said: “If someone has lost their friends and lots their phone they can come in.

“It will have two staff from the security industry.

“The taxi rank is across the road.

“People can charge their phone and arrange to get home.”

Dave Cottram, the designated premise supervisor at the Swan and Barrister who also serves as the chairman of the Bolton Pub Watch, said: “I think it will improve safety.

“But I think to call it a safe haven is the wrong name because it suggests the area is not safe, but it will help people feel safe, we pushed for it.”