Baker: concerned for licensees

National Pubwatch in attack concern

By Adam Pescod

The chairman of National Pubwatch has raised concern that licensees are being seen "as part of the problem" when they are assaulted in their...

Coulson: another example of going beyond the intention of the law

Going beyond the law's intentions?

By Peter Coulson

Far be it from me to jump to conclusions, but it may be that sometimes the police use the provisions of the Licensing Act in a slightly dubious way....

Court not Caution: Pubwatch success

Pubwatch success on tougher sentencing

By Ewan Turney

National Pubwatch has secured a crucial success in helping to gain tougher sentencing for thugs who attack licensees or bar staff. New guidelines...

Campaign: National Pubwatch wants justice

MPs back tougher sentences for pub thugs

By John Harrington

An influential committee of MPs has backed calls for tougher sentences for thugs who attack licensees and pub staff. Justice Committee chairman Sir...

Bruised: Wright was victim of alleged assault

Outrage over caution for licensee attack

By Gemma McKenna

A Lancashire licensee, victim of an alleged brutal assault in his own pub, is outraged after his underage attacker was let off with a reprimand. The...

Declaring a personal licence Q When I was in court recently as a witness, I saw an ex-colleague who was charged with an offence involving assault. I...

Doorman stabbed

Doorman stabbed

A doorman was stabbed outside a Derbyshire pub after he refused entry to four men in the early hours of Sunday. A fight broke out at around 12.40am...