Pub's licence could be taken away after fears from police
POLICE are applying to have the licence of an Ilkeston pub taken away, saying they have "lost all confidence" in the people running it.
Officers have asked Erewash Borough Council for a licence review of the Charter, in South Street, amid worries about violent attacks.
The application comes after officers were called to the pub one night to find two men standing outside with blood on their faces.
Superintendent Gary Parkin said police have reviewed incidents linked to the pub since it opened as the Charter in 2007.
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In a report he said: "Police have now lost all confidence in the premises' licence holders and with the management running the premises on a day-to-day basis.
"The police are extremely concerned as to the level of recorded criminal incidents that have and continue to take place in and around these premises."
He added police were particularly concerned about incidents resulting in serious injuries to the pub's visitors.
In the early hours of Friday, October 26, officers arrived to find two men standing outside with blood on their faces from cuts to their heads.
One claimed he had been hit over the head several times with a bottle in the pub toilet.
The report states: "The police have made the decision to request to revoke the licence completely as no additional conditions, further action plans, or the removal of the designated premises supervisor could be imposed to give the police any confidence that the licensing objectives would be promoted."
The report also states the police and other authorities have given the licence holders and management "sufficient advice and support" over the past 18 months for the problems to be sorted but feel "positive action" is needed.
People have until Tuesday, December 4, to comment before a date is set for Erewash Borough Council's licensing committee to meet to consider the application.
Staff at the Charter declined to comment.