Night­club is given booze li­cence ban

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A NIGHT­CLUB has had its al­co­hol li­cence re­voked af­ter po­lice closed it over public safety con­cerns.

Hunt­ing­don­shire Dis­trict Coun­cil yes­ter­day agreed to re­voke the li­cence for Level 2, in Princes Street, Hunt­ing­don.

It comes just a few weeks af­ter Cam­bridgeshire po­lice ob­tained a tem­po­rary clo­sure or­der for the club at Peter­bor­ough Mag­is­trates’ Court on April 26, fol­low­ing con­cerns for public safety and a num­ber of in­ci­dents at the club in re­cent weeks.

The club was served with a Sec­tion 161 Li­cenc­ing Act Clo­sure Or­der as po­lice be­lieved there was an im­mi­nent risk to public safety.

And now if any­one wants to use the club to sell booze, they will need to ap­ply for a new li­cence.

Sgt Ed Mcneil said: “Crime and dis­or­der in Hunt­ing­don has re­duced in the past cou­ple of weeks.

“We will con­tinue to work with li­censed premises to re­solve any is­sues that may cause con­cerns. How­ever where li­censees fail to work with us or where no im­prove­ment is made, we will take firm and ro­bust ac­tion.”

Dr Su­san Lam­min, chair­man of the Hunt­ing­don­shire Com­mu­nity Safety Part­ner­ship, said: “We have adopted al­co­hol re­lated vi­o­lence in Hunt­ing­don as a pri­or­ity be­cause we want to see peo­ple com­ing into Hunt­ing­don in the evenings to en­joy them­selves with­out fear.”

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