Outsourcing Enforcement…

May 18, 2013 6 Comments
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Three cheers for the Black Horse Pub:

… when hundreds of people enjoyed a fun day after a 5km walk to raise money for the Chartwell Cancer Trust.

Among the revellers helping to pay for staff who work at the Chartwell Unit at Princess Royal University Hospital, Locksbottom, was 90210 television star Shenae Grimes.

Three boos for the Black Horse Pub:

Drinkers were casually enjoying a Friday night drink when police raided the Black Horse pub, Main Road, Biggin Hill.

Four people – two men aged 41 and 20, and a woman aged 30, all from Biggin Hill and a 25-year-old woman from New Addington – were arrested on suspicion of possession of cocaine in the raid.
They were all given cautions for possession of cocaine.

What, no punishment? Well, yes. Of the venue they happened to be in while they committed this offence:

Bromley Council’s licensing sub-committee decided to suspend the Black Horse’s licence because of police intelligence about drug dealing at the pub gathered over the last three years.

It also removed the designated premises supervisor from the licence.

Why? Was he the supplier?

The licence will now be subject to a full review by the committee.

Licensing committee chairman Councillor Tony Owen said: “It was clear from the evidence presented by the police and the lack of mitigating circumstances expressed by the licence holder we needed to take a firm stand in this case.”

Just what should a pub have to do to ensure it doesn’t carry the can for what it’s customers do? And will this policy of punishing the venue spread to other places?

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6 Responses to Outsourcing Enforcement…

  1. Derek
    May 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

    No one should be punished for anything unless by a court. Sumary justice is for dictators, and has no place here. This is another legacy of Blair.

    • May 20, 2013 at 5:41 am

      Another legacy of Blair indeed….that Cameron’s done nothing to reverse.

  2. Tom
    May 18, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    The Houses of Parliament should be closed down. Traces of cocaine have been found in the lavatories there. And the Treasury too – all the banknotes in Britain carry traces.

  3. mona
    May 19, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Swivel-eyed loons come to mind.

  4. ivan
    May 19, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is just another step along the way for the police not to do their job. For them pub=bad, unless said pub supplies doughnuts.

    • May 20, 2013 at 5:42 am

      And with the smoking ban, they need that death knell like a hole in the head…

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