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This application for a premises licence review is made by Mr Chris Stockman on the behalf of the Metropolitan Police under s.51 of the Licensing Act 2003.
Licensing Act 2003
Notice of Decision
The Rising Sub & VLT
64-68 High Street
PC Chris Stockman
1. Details of requested licensable activities
This application to review a premises licence is made by PC Chris Stockman under s.51 of the Licensing Act 2003. Havering’s Licensing Authority received the application on 15th July 2022.
The application is to revoke the license of the premise.
The Licensing Sub-Committee has considered an application from PC Chris Stockman to review the existing premises licence in respect of the premises known as The Rising Sun & VLT, 64-68 High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW
The application sought to revoke the premise’s license.
EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC
The Licensing Sub-Committee ruled to hold the session in private pursuant to Section 100A(4) of the 1972 Act and s.100I and Sch.12A of the 1972 Act), as the Police’s representations consisted of information relating actions taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime.
The Sub-Committee considered an application for a review of premises licences ‘The Rising Sun’ situated at the 64-68 High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 4UW. The premises licence permits The Rising Sun and VLT to operate within the premises as stated in the licensing officer’s report.
The review was called by the Police’s Licensing Team on the grounds of the prevention of crime and disorder and public safety.
Having read all written representations and hearing all oral representations the Licensing Sub-Committee decided to suspend both premises licence for a period of 8 weeks and to impose additional conditions to promote the licensing objectives of prevention of crime and disorder and public safety.
The Licensing Sub-Committee noted that from August 2021 to May 2022, the Police recorded four incidents of crime and disorder, three incidents at the Rising Sun and one incident at VLT. All incidents shared the same nexus of crime and disorder, in particular violent crime, and failure by the premises licence holder to prevent such serious incidents. The Licensing Sub-Committee reminded themselves that the Police are their main source of advice in regard to crime and disorder and that the Police have a key role in managing the night-time economy. The Licensing Sub-Committee decided the Police’s representations to be relevant and proportionate, and accepted that all four incidents to be of serious violence.
The respondent on behalf of the Premises, in reply to the Police’s representation, provided the Licensing Sub-Committee with a breakdown of each incident and their version of events. In summary, the respondent stated
- The incident in August 2021 was due to a door man acting under his own accord and the responsibility lie with him.
- The incident in January 2022 was not a 20 man brawl as the Police described but rather an incident involving 2 persons.
- The incident on 20 March 2022 accept there was an incident
- The incident on 28 May 2022, there was no primary evidence of criminality and the individual ran under ... view the full decision text for item 5.