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Police called to Selby pub 44 times in eight months
POLICE were called to one Selby pub 44 times in eight months, a new report has revealed.
Council chiefs and police have been looking at the licence of the New Inn in Gowthorpe following a wave of complaints, and a meeting will be held on Friday to consider what should happen.
The district council’s licensing committee has ordered a review of the licence, following a series of incidents, including the stabbing of a 33-year-old man.
The council report, to go before Friday’s meeting, said: “The review is being sought by North Yorkshire on the grounds of crime and disorder, public nuisance, public safety and protection of children from harm.”
It said steps taken could include modification of licensing conditions, exclusion of certain activities, removal of the designated premises supervisor, suspension of the licence for three months or the revocation of the licence completely.
In the report, one resident of nearby Robert Street, said: “I have lived there now for 15 months and the majority of the time it is a nice place to live.
“However, Thursday through to Sunday morning, the environment turns into a thoroughfare for drunken loud unruly individuals, who have total disregard that it’s a residential area.”
A police report submitted to the council showed officers had been called 44 times from last October to June this year, including to reports of a customer carrying a knife, customers being ejected for throwing pint glasses, theft of a handbag, and a number of large disturbances.
On May 25, the 33-year-old year old man suffered a large cut to his face which required 15 stitches. Night marshals were called to the pub at 11pm on Sunday, June 3, to help eject “a group of violent customers”.
The report said one night marshal was head butted and spat at by a customer, and a second customer damaged the window of a nearby business, before both were arrested by police.
Other complaints included blocked fire exits, and excessive noise from music and an electricity generator.
The committee will meet on Friday to review the licence.