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Police shut down illegal lock-in at Moor Park pub

Posted on - 19th June, 2020 - 5:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Moor Park, Preston News, Pubs, Uncategorized
The Moor Park was shut down under Coronavirus regulations

Police shut down an illegal lock in at the Moor Park pub in Garstang Road this afternoon (June 19).

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Officers visited the pub and found around 30 people drinking in the back room of the boozer.

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Sgt Horton, of Preston Police’s Licensing Team, said: “Social distancing was not being observed by anybody in there.

“They’re all heading home with no idea what they may or may not have picked up for the sake of a pint.

“They all left quietly on request and the Premises Supervisor was issued with a Prohibition Notice under the Coronavirus Regulations.

“We will be asking Preston City Council to review their licence and there is a real possibility that the pub will lose its licence as a result of this.

“It may seem tempting to join in when you hear that a pub is open but the truth is, no pubs should be open yet.

“There are some government indications that some pubs and bars may open on July 4th. Some pubs are working as off licences and that is fine but no pubs or bars should be “open as usual” yet.”

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