Arrests made following raid at pub

PUBLISHED: 11:49 28 May 2012

POLICE made four arrests after raiding and shutting down a pub in South Cambs.

The operation took place at about 7pm on Friday (May 25) at the Longbow pub, in Stapleford.

It was in response to complaints by members of the public and a series of incidents of violence, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

The pub was closed under Section 161 of the Licensing Act but the order will be reviewed at a hearing at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court this afternoon (May 28).

Police have also asked for an “expedited review” of the pub’s licence under Section 53a of the Licensing Act. The review is due to take place at a licensing committee meeting on Wednesday.

South Cambs Inspector Chris Savage said: “This action was taken in response to a series of incidents over a period of months and concerns raised by the local community.”

Two men from Great Shelford, aged 29 and 34, were cautioned for possession of drugs.

A 48-year-old man from Haverhill was charged with possession of a class A drug and possession of a class B drug and released on bail to appear at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on June 11.

A 25-year-old man from Sawston was charged with possession of a class A drug and released on bail to attend Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on June 8.


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