Court orders Yarmouth pub closure
Magistrates have today issued an order closing down a Yarmouth pub after police were called to deal with a disturbance on Good Friday.Officers arrived at the Albion pub, in Nelson Road Central, at about 10.
Magistrates have today issued an order closing down a Yarmouth pub after police were called to deal with a disturbance on Good Friday.
Officers arrived at the Albion pub, in Nelson Road Central, at about 10.45pm and found a number of the building's windows had been broken.
Four men were arrested on suspicion of committing criminal damage and a woman, aged in her late 20s, was held on suspicion of using racially aggravating language.
As a consequence, police immediately imposed a closure order on the pub under section 161 of the Licensing Act.
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The case then came before Norwich Magistrates' Court this morning, where it was decided the pub must remain closed pending a local authority licensing review, which can take up to 28 days.
Insp Nick Cheshire, of Yarmouth police, said such incidents were taken “extremely seriously”.
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“Consequently, we took the step of instigating the closure order to ensure that there isn't a repeat of this incident. Our priority remains the safety and well-being of local residents in the area…”
The five people arrested were due to be questioned today.