Crime

Breaking and entering: a licensee held a burglar to the ground after he broke into his pub and tried to smash a fruit machine open

Licensee catches burglar red handed

By Alice Leader

A licensee pinned a burglar to the floor after the intruder smashed through a window and began attacking a fruit machine with half a paving slab.

Steps to take: having more than one person dealing with finances makes theft more difficult

How to stop pub staff from stealing

By Georgina Townshend

No one likes to think it could happen but publicans are vulnerable to having cash and stock stolen from right under their noses by employees. Here, a top legal expert offers advice on how to stop it.

Legal advice on serving drunk customers at Christmas

Legal

Staying on the right side of the law this Christmas

By Poppleston Allen

The festive period will likely involve a police drink-drive campaign showing disturbing images and reinforcing the devastating effect that ‘just one more’ drink can have on families.