Black country

Smethwick shooting bar loses its licence

A Black Country bar which has been closed since two people were shot has lost its licence.

A licensing review hearing decided not to renew the licence for the Vietnam Bar in Smethwick.

West Midlands Police said it was pleased with the result and said the community had been plagued by crime linked to the bar.

Two people were shot inside the Wellington Street bar during the early hours of 4 October.

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