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If you're in Glasgow or Edinburgh and feel the need to pop into easyInternetCafe to check your email over Christmas, make sure you remove your baseball cap first. Otherwise, you won't be allowed in.

Stelios Haji-Ioannou - who owns the chain of net cafes along with a no-frills airline and discount cellco - has banned the wearing of caps after some gear was nicked. And it seems punters who wear these things 'Chav style' are tricky to identify on CCTV footage.

Easy Group's James Rothnie told The Sunday Times that regular punters are scared of these cap-wearing net users.

"We want to make sure our cafes are places where our customers can relax and feel secure," he told the paper. "Since deviant behaviour can be associated with the wearing of baseball caps we are politely asking those people who enter our premises not to wear caps."

If successful in Scotland, the net chain intends to ban the wearing of caps in all of its 40 or so cybercafes in the UK. ®

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