Wirral pub has licence suspended

Police say there had been "numerous incidents of disorder and general problems" at the Farmers Arms, New Ferry.

Officers from the Wirral licensing section visited the Pub earlier this month and found people drinking two hours prior to permitted opening hours.

As a result,the Pub's licence was called in for review.

A hearing took place before the licensing committee at Wallasey Town Hall, attended by licence holders Admiral Taverns.

The committee was asked to consider a revocation of the licence, which was refused.

However it decided to impose several other measures, including the suspension of the licence for 28 days.

The current designated premises supervisor was also removed from the licence.

Chief Inspector Phil Davies said police closely monitor licenced premises to ensure they act in a responsible way.

He said: "Licenced premises have a duty to ensure the Sale of alcohol is managed in a controlled way to minimise any acts of violence and anti-social behaviour.

"The summer season encourages many people to meet socially in pubs and clubs and it is essential licensed premises provide a safe environment. Merseyside Police will continue to work with and support licenced premises to bring about the responsible use of alcohol.

"However, where the management does not meet the expected high standards, they may face having their licence removed."