A wild boozer so “out of control” from 3am lock-ins, bloody bust-ups and children being served alcohol is being threatened with having its licence revoked by police.
Northumbria Police wants the Barking Dog’s licence cut up following a string of allegations involving violent assaults, broken jaws and even serving a wanted suspected criminal.
The police force claim that, citing local intelligence, it is “well known” children were able to buy alcohol from the boozer in Wallsend, Newcastle and drink it in the concert room.
One officer allegedly found kids in the concert room themselves, stating in a report: “One of the children could be heard to say 'hide the drink'."
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They allege several revellers were injured in a fight after an 18th birthday party, which left "blood on the floor of the bar area and in the men's toilet”.
Northumbria Police claim in their report that a "wanted" person was spotted inside the pub while still at large, reports Chronicle Live.
And they said a man was left with serious injuries after an attack, allegedly by two punters who were barred, and that a "vicious assault" took place during a lock-in which left a man which his jaw broken.
Another scuffle also allegedly unfolded after a staff member was reportedly sacked for refusing to work a lock-in – however the move caused chaos after her dad came down to confront a manager.
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The police said a scuffle unfolded between the dad and a male, with one of them suffering a gash to the head.
Despite all the claims, the manager of the pub has slammed the allegations as a “load of rubbish” and “90% false”.
Designated supervisor Christine Dunn said: “We have always tried to be honest with (the police) and we have nothing to hide.
"We have to let this take its course, but we have a solicitor looking at it."
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In the report, which is a review into the venue’s licence, the police state: “The management of this premises has been continuously poor.”
It adds that a string of meetings had taken place between the management and the force in the last 14 months, but states: “The police were informed things would improve – this has not been the case
"There continues to be lock-ins, people on pub watch being served alcohol as well as the continued incidents, escalating in severity."
The force has urged North Tyneside Council to revoke the venue's licence on grounds including the prevention of crime and disorder, adding: "There is apparent disregard for the licencing objectives."
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