Shop’s licence to be reviewed

Shop: Singh Stores in Bannister Drive, Leyland will be the subject of a council licence review
Shop: Singh Stores in Bannister Drive, Leyland will be the subject of a council licence review
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The future of a shop’s premises licence is hanging in the balance after the police called for it to be reviewed.

Lancashire Police have called for Singh Stores in Bannister Drive, Leyland, to have its licence revoked following concerns over “the management of the premises and compliance with legislation.”

The store will be hauled before South Ribble Council’s licensing panel on January 9 when a decision will be taken.

A report to go before the meeting states: “The premises came to the attention of the police following a report of a fight involving a member of staff and a customer.

“The police state that the circumstances surrounding this fight and subsequent attempts to secure evidence, demonstrated an undermining of the prevention of crime and disorder objective.

“The police also state that they have concerns regarding the effective management and retail sale of alcohol to vulnerable persons in the community.”

In an application that will go before the panel police sergeant Anthony Bushell said: “The police have no confidence in the management of these premises, it is clear that despite agreeing conditions they have demonstrated that are unable to comply with them. Further to this the police feel the management have attempted to mis-lead and obstruct the enquiry in relation to the assault, this dishonesty will unfortunately have a detrimental impact on future dealings with the premises.”

“The management and staff have also demonstrated a failure to discharge their legal and moral responsibility with regards the sale of alcohol.

“It is clear that there is no attempt to distinguish who is, or is not, suitable to be served and having sold alcohol inappropriately they give no regard as to the possible impact of these sales, not only on the individuals themselves but on the authorities and wider community that ma come into contact with them.”