Everards working with police after Leicester pub receives abusive phone calls

By Michelle Perrett

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The Globe pub was shut due to menacing phone calls
The Globe pub was shut due to menacing phone calls
Everards, the Leicestershire brewer and pubco, is working closely with police as false claims on a blog forced one of its pubs to close after a raft of threatening and abusive phone calls.

On Saturday morning a blog called the Daily Bale alleged that the Globe in Silver Street, Leicester had enforced a ban banning military personnel from the pub.

The untrue claim was repeated on facebook and circulated on twitter. The blog was accompanied by a picture of a couple who claimed they were the landlord and landlady but they are not connected with the pub.

Following discussions with the tenant Everards decided to temporarily close the pub on Saturday to give time to recruit additional security staff to support the team on Saturday evening, when the pub traded without incident.

On Saturday the Globe tweeted the Daily Bale with the message:

This was followed by a tweet on Saturday evening from Leicester Police:

There was a raft of support for the pub from individuals outraged by the story.

Adam Kirton tweeted:

On the Globe facebook page the pub thanked everyone for their support: “A huge thank you to everyone for the overwhelming support you have shown us! Our primary concern has been of course the safety of our staff and customers hence the security on the front door.

"But please do pop in to show support and quash these very silly stories!  The pub is open for business as usual and the Sunday roasts sure do smell tasty... get ‘em before they sell out.”

Everards chief executive Stephen Gould has been interviewed about the incident and said that the continued priority is the health and safety of the staff at the Globe.

Everards is also taking legal advice on the incident.

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