May 19 2013 Latest news:
By Chris Bishop
Friday, January 11, 2013
Police are calling for a shop to have its premises licence reviewed because it generates anti-social behaviour.
A report to Fenland councillors says that Wisbech Off Licence, on the town’s Nene Quay, is “supporting street drinking by selling single cans of chilled high strength lager and is adding to anti social behaviour”.
It adds non duty-paid cigarettes have been found on the premises, along with tobacco which was believed to have been counterfeit. Police also state that they have found people loitering outside the shop drinking alcohol.
Sgt Dave Bax, of Cambridgeshire police, said: “The premises is situated on Nene Quay, which is a main route into Wisbech. There is an area at the side of the shop used for street drinking and littering and locations near the shop are suffering from street drinking and anti-social behaviour.”
Officers say many of the street drinking problems they deal with in Wisbech occur in areas around the shop.
But lawyers acting for the premises licence holder, Zagros Abdullah, have told the council that the application for a licence review is “unnecessary and disproportionate”.
Councillors meet on Monday to discuss the application.
Nearly 3,000 people have supported a Facebook campaign demanding safety improvements on the A47 near Dereham set up after the latest fatal crash.
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