Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield bar's licence suspended over safety concerns

A bar in Sheffield has had its licence suspended for three months after police raised safety concerns about it.

The Empire Bar in Charter Square was closed following a disturbance on 24 December

Sheffield Licensing Committee issued the three-month suspension after police requested a review into the premises.

Supt Peter Norman from South Yorkshire Police said the bar would have to "drastically overhaul and improve security".

He said: "We raised our concerns that the nightclub itself wasn't looking after young people properly.

"We'd had a number of violent incidents there, and we'd got concerns about the door staff not doing their job properly.

"They're going to have to produce a new business plan that's got to be agreed in consultation with police to convince the licensing committee that they will actually be able to look after young people."

Supt Norman said if the management team did not meet the required standards the bar's licence could be "completely revoked".

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