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Bilston's Dog and Partridge bosses surrender licences as pub shut for three months

By Gurdip Thandi | Bilston | Crime | Published:

Bosses of a Wolverhampton pub which was shut down for three months after a violent brawl have surrendered their licences.

The Dog and Partridge in Bilston was shut down for three months

Wolverhampton Council’s licensing committee will meet on Monday for a licence review which will decide the fate of the Dog and Partridge in Broad Street, Bilston.

West Midlands Police applied for the review following a mass brawl at a "pool party" at the pub in the early hours of July 14, which saw officers responding to reports of a machete attack and gunfire.

A woman aged in her 30s was hit with what was believed to be a machete and taken to hospital for treatment for head injuries.

Police arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of wounding but she was released on police bail pending further enquiries.

The pub’s licence was suspended in the aftermath of the incident, pending the licensing committee review hearing.

The pub was then ordered to close for three months on July 19 after police applied to magistrates in Dudley.

Papers being presented to committee for Monday’s hearing reveal that premises licence holder Mark Coyne gave up his permit on July 26.

The designated premises supervisor, Sharon Clare, also relinquished her licence on the same date.

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But there is still time for the licence to be transferred and so members will meet to decide whether or not it needs to be revoked completely.

The police’s application has been supported by both the council’s environmental health and licensing departments.

Licensing bosses said the Dog and Partridge had been refused permission to host a "family fun day" on the day before the incident due to ongoing noise complaints related to the venue.

A report from licensing to committee said: “Councillors may conclude from the evidence given within the review application and at the hearing that there is no alternative but to revoke the premises licence."

Gurdip Thandi

By Gurdip Thandi
@Gurdo

Local Democracy Reporter covering Walsall.

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