Chad’s Bar in Huddersfield has licence revoked after violent early morning incidents

A TOWN centre bar has lost its licence following a string of violent incidents in the small hours.

Chad's Bar on Brook Street

A HUDDERSFIELD town centre bar has lost its licence following a string of violent incidents in the small hours.

Chad’s Bar, in Brook Street, had its licence revoked by Kirklees Council yesterday after police applied to have the premises closed.

They made their points known to the licensing panel and said six violent incidents and four thefts had been reported at the venue since June 2012.

In one incident, a man wielding a baseball bat was run over by a man in an Audi outside the club.

In another, a man suffered a broken leg in an attack outside the venue.

The club, which in May was licensed to serve alcohol well into the small hours, has 21 days to close or to appeal against the council decision.

Some bar staff remain under investigation on suspicion of criminal activity, police said yesterday.

West Yorkshire Police licensing officer Richard Woodhead said incidents at venues serving into the small hours had been stretching emergency services.

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Mr Woodhead said: “There are some people who come into the town at night, end up heavily under the influence of alcohol and drugs and cause violence.

“This in turn stretches the resources of the NHS, ambulance service and the police.

“This impacts on everyone in the Huddersfield area as these resources could have been put to better use than dealing with the fallout from night-time revellers.

“Pubs and clubs trading beyond 3am are magnets for these individuals and licensees need robust measures to deal with the problems these people bring.”

Cowcliffe man Warren Riley was given a community order for punching Chad’s Bar owner Christopher Davis following an argument at the club, in June.

Moldgreen woman Kerry Vishal was jailed for a year for a vicious attack on another woman outside the venue, in 2010.

The 2003 Licensing Act allowed venues to serve alcohol around the clock.

But under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 police, councils and the public can apply for Early Morning Restriction Orders (EMROs) to limit the early morning hours when premises can serve alcohol.

 

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