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Rainham pub the Bell Inn’s alcohol licence up for review after alleged stabbing

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 November 2017

The Bell Inn on Rainham Broadway

The Bell Inn on Rainham Broadway

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Havering Council will decide whether a Rainham pub can keep its alcohol licence, after it was suspended following police reports of serious disorder.

The Licensing Sub-Committee will meet on November 20 to make a final decision over the future of The Bell Inn, Broadway.

Police officers initially called an emergency meeting on October 27, after an incident eight days earlier.

The police report from that committee states: “On October 19 2017 two males were found by the London Ambulance Service in two separate locations in east London both with injuries.

“One had a stab wound to his hand and the other was having a seizure falling down the stairs at a Tube station.

“It was established that both individuals had been involved in an altercation at the Bell Inn, Rainham.”

Police also claim customers were openly using drugs at the bar. The report states that licensing officers met with the owner on October 24, as no contact had been made despite repeated phone calls and emails.

The committee heard that she was aware of the incident, and also had found several weapons in the garden on that night, but did not call police.

Supt Sean Wilson requested the licence be suspended as “measures need to be put in place with immediate effect to protect the public and prevent future crime and disorder”.

On November 3 there was a further meeting as the Bell Inn’s owner Sharon Rogers appealed the decision to suspend the licence.

Her solicitors, Sternberg Reed, stated this was because “she was not present at the hearing, no evidence was admitted on her behalf and she contests the version of events described”.

The committee declined to revoke the suspension, and the final decision will be made on November 20.

In a statement sent to the Recorder, Ms Rogers said: “I am extremely disappointed at the decision which failed to properly take into consideration the evidence I submitted and 
my legal team is now actively preparing for forthcoming hearing.”

On October 28 James Marley, 24. of Rainham, was charged with assault, possession of a baton, an offensive weapon, an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence and cannabis.

Both injured men were treated in hospital for non life threatening injuries.

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