A woman claims she has had to shut a pub because concerns were raised about a mass gathering she was planning…We’ve heard this before.
“The police wanted all these things put in place, including doormen, and even a fence around the pub and they intimidated Tara, the licence holder, so much, we decided to cancel it. “She walked out on Thursday and because I’m not the licence holder, we’ve had to stop trading. ”Very familiar story.
“If the event was Christian or Muslim, these demands would not have been made. ”Wait, what? We’ve seen that they are. And just why do you think you should be different?
“I feel we’re being persecuted for being of gipsy descent and running an event for gipsies.”Ah.
Essex Police said they advised a risk assessment needed to be carried out in relation to the planned event.
A spokesman said: “Licensing officers had a number of conversations with both the management of the premises and the managed house ownership, and met with them and the designated premises supervisor, to discuss the matter.
“We are awaiting the outcome of this risk assessment.”One to watch…