Temporary closure for Pwllheli pub

12/11/2012

A pub in Pwllheli has been served a notice to shut for 72 hours after selling alcohol to people under 18 on two separate occasions within a three month period.

 

The Penlan Fawr has been offered a period of closure as an alternative to criminal prosecution under the Licensing Act 2003, for repeatedly selling alcohol to underage persons.

 

North Wales Police in conjunction with Gwynedd Council’s licensing department, completed two test purchasing operations on licensed premises in the Pwllheli area during July and October 2012. During these operations a number of premises were found to sell alcohol to people under 18 and were dealt with under the licensing enforcement process.

 

The licensee of the premises has accepted the closure and as a result the pub will be shut from 5pm on Friday 16th November until 5pm on Monday 19th November 2012.

 

One further premise was found to have sold alcohol to a person under 18 for a third consecutive occasion and the licensee of this particular establishment faces the prospect of prosecution.

 

Sgt Steve Edge said: “This positive action is an example of the way in which the police and our partners are keen to continue enforcing the licensing legislation to achieve the specific objectives ofprotecting children from harm and reducing alcohol related crime and disorder on the streets of Pwllheli and surrounding area.

 

“The closure of this public house is evidence of the stance we continue to take on licensing offences, but it is also an example of working in partnership with the licensees, who accepted the closure notice and are working with us to achieve our aims.”

 

Note

The other premises found selling the alcohol were issued with £80 Fixed Penalty Notices.

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