Pub closed for breach of licence

The Kings Head pub, Cross Hill, Hemsworth.'Authorities have closed down the pub for breach of licence.'h8443a216
The Kings Head pub, Cross Hill, Hemsworth.'Authorities have closed down the pub for breach of licence.'h8443a216

A HEMSWORTH pub was closed down after breaching conditions of its licence at the weekend.

The King’s Head, on Cross Hill, was visited by officers from the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team (NPT), who were carrying out a routine operation to inspect licensed premises in the area.

The officers found that the pub did not have a designated premises supervisor - including a landlord or landlady - and closed down the pub.

The council’s licensing department has been working with the brewery to resolve the issue and the pub will be allowed to reopen once the necessary paperwork is completed.

Sgt Katy Woodmason, from the NPT, said: “The NPT continues to work with partners, including licensed premises. The King’s Head situation was resolved by partnership working. If anyone has any information regarding breaches to any licensed premises please contact your local police.”

Pam Taylor, Wakefield Council’s licensing and registration service manager, said: “The Licensing Authority received an application from Ford and Warren Solicitors on behalf of Punch Tavern PLC, to appoint a new designated premises supervisor effective from April 17.”

The Express was unable to contact the King’s Head for comment.