MACs bar licensing hearing: Adjournment request dimissed

Posted on - 16th July, 2015 - 1:10pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Nightlife, Preston City Centre
MACs bar was forced to close for three month by a magistrate in mid-June Pic: George D Thompson

MACs bar is  Pic: George D Thompson

Councillors have rejected an attempt by MACs bar to adjourn a licensing review hearing.


The troubled bar is to have a request by Preston Police to review its premises licence heard from 2pm on Thursday.

A hearing at the Town Hall opened at 10am with Tom Day, solicitor acting on behalf of MACs, arguing the hearing should be adjourned to allow the bars management sufficient time to prepare evidence and witness statements in response to Preston Police’s allegations.

Solicitor Sarah Clover, acting on behalf of Preston Police, said the hearing was a replay of many of the arguments already heard in Crown Court when MACs had a closure order overturned.

Councillor David Hammond, chairing the meeting, sided with the police’s argument and said delaying the hearing was not in the public’s interest.

You can follow live updates from the hearing by following @blogpreston on Twitter and the hashtag #macs

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