Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield bar's licence suspended over safety concerns

A bar in Sheffield has been closed temporarily after police raised concerns over safety at the premises.

South Yorkshire Police said the city council's licensing committee had suspended the Empire Bar's licence ahead of a full review.

The force requested the review after reports of a disturbance at the bar on 24 December.

The committee review hearing is due to take place on 6 January.

Supt Peter Norman said: "Our objective is to ensure Sheffield remains a safe and secure city centre in which to live, work and visit, whether that is during the day or during the night-time economy.

"In our opinion, those safety measures were not in place at The Empire Bar and therefore we found it necessary to take our concerns before the Sheffield Licensing Committee.

"They have agreed with our concerns and a full review of the club's licence will be carried out Until then the premises are closed. The public's safety is and will remain our priority at all times".

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