Worksop: Pub owners respond to police call-outs last year

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Pubs in Worksop have responded to the Guardian’s story last week in which we revealed that police were called to premises in the town more than 300 times last year.

A Freedom of Information request found that officers were called to, or near to, pubs, clubs and bars on 321 occasions between 1st January 2014 and 1st January 2015.

Lee Mills, owner of Queen’s Head, Bridge Street, said: “I can only intelligently speak about the number of call-outs to the Queen’s Head as I have only been here for just over five months.”

“I found it necessary to call on the police on two occasions up to the end of December. My team of staff and I have worked tirelessly to ensure that incidents are quelled before they escalate to such a degree that they need police intervention.”

“Some of the call outs listed have nothing what so ever to do with the pub. It is not in the best interest of our businesses to allow customers to continually cause detrimental damage to the business.”

Manager of Archie’s Wine Bar, Bridge Street, Sarah Dickens, said: “I can confirm that we have not had any police call-outs to our premises since we took over. It is not that kind of place.”

FULL STORY - Police called out more than 300 times to pubs and clubs last year