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Polish off licence faces booze licence review

Posted on - 18th July, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Crime, Food & Drink, News, Ribbleton
The Europa is in Ribbleton Lane Pic: Google

The Europa is in Ribbleton Lane Pic: Google

A Polish shop and off licence in Ribbleton faces being stripped of its ability to sell alcohol and cigarettes.

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Europa Delikatesy in Ribbleton Lane has been called to a licensing review by Preston City Council.

Lancashire Police have applied for it to face consequences after a number of incidents in or around the premises.

PC Julie Stewart lists a number of incidents where alcohol has allegedly been sold to intoxicated people.

She also goes on to state they found a staff member illegally selling tobacco in a car parked in the shop’s car park.

PC Stewart writes: “We have genuine concerns about the lack of control at the premise and believe the DPS (designated premises supervisor) is not acting responsibily by allowing customers to purchase alcohol and consume it immediately after leaving the shop often on local business land.

“It appears that the shop having an alcohol licence is having a detrimental effect on the area, that public nuisance is being caused to the local community and that there is no responsibility being taken by the premise for the sale of alcohol and the impacts of this on crime and disorder in the wider community.”

The licence holder is Mr Sabah Mohammed, and the shop has held a licence since July 2014.

The shop will find out its fate at a meeting of the city council’s licensing sub-committee on Thursday 21 July from 10am at the Town Hall.

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