Police warn Wakefield pubs and clubs will be shut down

Insp Richard Close and PCSO Phillip Brocklesby outside the Fanny and Bacardi show bar in White Horse Yard, Wakefield that was given a closure notice because they had breached condition of their licence.

Insp Richard Close and PCSO Phillip Brocklesby outside the Fanny and Bacardi show bar in White Horse Yard, Wakefield that was given a closure notice because they had breached condition of their licence.

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PUBS, clubs and bars will be shut down if they continue to serve booze to drunk customers, a police inspector has warned.

Fanny and Bacardi Show Bar and Club , plus Bliss bar were told they will be closed unless they comply with the strict terms of their licences.

The warning came after police launched a blitz on Westgate to tackle people fighting in the streets, illegal workers and bars which continue to serve booze to people already intoxicated.

A total of nine people were arrested for offences including drunk and disorderly, assault and burglary during Saturday’s operation.

An illegal immigrant found working as toilet attendant at Mustang Sally’s was arrested and faces further action.

Insp Richard Close, of the Central neighbourhood police team (NPT), said: “These nights of enforcement will be truly embedded in our normal business.

“From the positive comments members of the public have made how impressed they were with the increased visibility, it’s clear having several agencies working together really does offer reassurance and we always achieve the right results.

“We arrested a lot of people for drunk and disorderly behaviour over the weekend – our next challenge is the licensees and bar staff who serve people to such an intoxicated level.”

The operation also involved Wakefield Council, the UK Border Agency, Night Life Marshals and Environmental Health.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for environment and communities, said: “Having witnessed first-hand how much time and planning goes into these operations, I was really impressed to see how well the different services worked together to tackle issues in our city centre.”