DRINKERS had their hands swabbed for drugs before being able to enter pubs during a police operation.

Following increases in drug and drink related behaviour on the Broadway, Didcot, police and council’s licensing officers conducted the tests on Friday.

Anyone who gave a reading of drugs were searched and if drugs were found they were refused entry and could face being banned for up to a year.

Officers did not reveal how many people were caught but described the operation as ‘a success’ and said they would repeat it.