Pub closed due to faulty CCTV

By John Harrington

- Last updated on GMT

CCTV: licence condition at pub
CCTV: licence condition at pub
A pub closed for three days under police pressure because its CCTV cameras weren't working. At licence condition at the Nag's Head in Station...

A pub closed for three days under police pressure because its CCTV cameras weren't working.

At licence condition at the Nag's Head in Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, means the pub must operate functioning CCTV.

But it was served with a closure notice after police found the cameras weren't working. It re-opened on the Monday after the CCTV was fixed.

Closure notices don't shut premises themselves. They tell licensees that they have broken a licence condition and advice them what steps to take to avoid forced closure.

Paul Winter, Chief Inspector for Communities in Mansfield and Ashfield, said: "The licensing conditions are in place to specifically prevent crime and disorder at those premises.

"Allowing the pub to trade with defective CCTV cameras would have been the wrong thing to do, particularly if a major incident had happened over the weekend and we had not been able to then use CCTV as part of our investigation.

"CCTV is a critical crime prevention measure in licensed premises and I am pleased that the pub operator took our advice and closed the premises."

A spokeswoman for the Nag's Head's owner Punch Taverns said: "The issue with the CCTV was rectified immediately and we will continue to work closely with the local authorities to monitor the situation."

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