Worle pub where woman ‘drank 10 pints and 18 shots in three hours’ facing licence review
PUBLISHED: 08:00 29 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 29 June 2017
Drinkers urinating on neighbouring homes, suspected drug-taking and large fights have left a Worle pub facing sanctions at a licensing hearing today (Thursday).
The Golden Lion’s licence is being reviewed following a string of incidents, including one man suffering a broken arm protecting his face as he was kicked on the floor during a fight, and paramedics being called to treat a woman who drank 10 pints of Fosters and 18 sambuca shots in just three-and-a-half hours.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary has received more than 50 calls about the pub in the past 14 months and a further 24 noise complaints have been submitted to North Somerset Council.
Neighbourhood Inspector Sharon Bennett said the issues ‘can no longer be tolerated’.
She said: “There have been a number of crimes occurring in the general vicinity by customers of this venue which has had an adverse impact on local residents’ quality of life and well-being.”
A police report illustrates the scale of the antisocial behaviour homeowners have been subject to.
They have reported suspected drug-taking in the pub’s car park, men urinating in the streets and man pulling his trousers down and exposing himself.
Fights involving 12 and 20 people have occurred and one neighbour found a knuckleduster hidden in their garden.
Police have searched the pub’s vicinity for drugs and on one occasion found a suspected dealer with nitrous oxide canisters. Selling the gas for human consumption is illegal.
Insp Bennett said talks with pub operators have been unsuccessful.
She said: “[The operator] attempted to dismiss these concerns as he felt they were all connected to one neighbour who had a grudge.
“It was pointed out that several of the calls police were referring to were not from local residents.”
The Golden Lion’s licence conditions will be reviewed today (Thursday). Police want CCTV to be installed and late-night door staff hired. A ban on outdoor entertainment is proposed, and police recommend not permitting drinks outside after 11pm.
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