Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Redstone bar in Sheffield could close after 18 police incidents

A Sheffield bar could close after 18 police incidents were recorded over nine months.

Redstone bar on West Street which opened in February as an urban music venue will now be reviewed by Sheffield City Council.

South Yorkshire Police said the bar closed on 2 December after a man was involved in serious violent attack and the force requested a review.

The council will review the licence on 30 December.

Nobody from Redstone was available to comment.

'Last resort'

In the report to Sheffield City Council it notes that a senior police officer thought the premises were associated with serious crime and disorder.

Supt Martin Hemingway from South Yorkshire Police said: "It's a disturbing situation and this is why we have brought it to the attention of the council in such quick order.

"Shutting somewhere is the last resort. It's a serious step and we don't take it lightly."

The licensing committee at the council will consider the licence, with six options available, including modifying the conditions, removing the premises supervisor or a complete revoke of the licence.

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