Doubts over pub's licence

POLICE officers have called for a review of a pub's licence after reports the nightspot was being used by under-age drinkers.

POLICE officers have called for a review of a pub's licence after reports the nightspot was being used by under-age drinkers.

Officers have drawn up a catalogue of complaints relating to The Angel in Woodbridge, including noise and disorder.

They are also worried about the number of times they have been alerted to incidents linked to the Theatre Street pub and officers say it is not complying with some of the conditions of its premises licence.

Now Suffolk Coastal District Council is being asked to review the premises licence and it can hear representations about the pub until February 17.


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A report will then be prepared for a meeting of the council's licensing sub-committee where councillors can modify the conditions of the licence.

A notice has been displayed at the Angel relating to the review but no-one has been available at the pub to comment.

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Suffolk Coastal said that Suffolk police was concerned that “there has been poor management of the premises resulting in a failure to prevent the occurrence of crime and disorder and to protect children from harm”.

It is also alleged that the pub management has operated outside the licensed hours, and that there are breaches of the licence relating to the provision of CCTV equipment and the use of external areas.

Woodbridge Neighbourhood Acting Inspector Chris Gilmore said: “We have received complaints from residents regarding noise and disorder connected to the premises and have been called to deal with a number of incidents that can be linked to the establishment.

“A combination of events, including reports of under-age drinking, anti-social behaviour and apparent non-compliance with current licence conditions have raised concern and we have therefore asked Suffolk Coastal District Council for a review of the licence for the premises.”

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