Two Scunthorpe nightspots forced to shut after licensing operation
Two Scunthorpe nightspots were forced to close last week following a licensing operation.
Storm and Wicked Bar were forced to shut on Thursday, November 29 after being issued with a Section 19 closure notice by the North Lincolnshire licensing officer.
Both premises re-opened on Friday, November 30.
A police sergeant, a number of special constables, the current Southbank licensing officer and a North Lincolnshire Council licensing team visited a number of Scunthorpe's nightspots.
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These included The Penny Bank, Tavern, Abacus, Storm, Wicked Bar, Mary Rose, Schnapps Bar and Bamboogie. Ken Stone, Licensing Officer for the Southbank said: "These checks are not done to catch anyone out they are conducted to make sure that the licensed premises are adhering to laws and that they are not compromising the safety of those who visit them. I am very happy with the engagement we received from the premises when we visited and happy to see what only two premises were asked to cease trading alcohol and these issues were very quickly resolved. Humberside Police and the local authority work closely with the licensees and the door staff to ensure that North Lincolnshire is a safe and enjoyable place to visit on a night out."
A spokesperson for North Lincolnshire Council said: "It is important that we carry out regular checks of licensed premises to ensure that they are abiding by the law and not breaching the terms of their licence. We work closely with the licensing trade and the Police and in the vast majority of cases, licences takes their responsibilities seriously. It is the minority that spoil it for others."