Temporary closure for Pwllheli pub
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
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
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
“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
The other premises found selling the alcohol
were issued with £80 Fixed Penalty Notices.
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