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Drink trouble tackled.

Police are cracking down on disorder at licensed premises in the region.

Their calls for tougher licensing conditions to be imposed on a pub and a takeaway have been given the go ahead by the Licensing Authority.

Officers used powers under the Licensing Act 2003 to close the Colonel Prior pub in Doxford Park, Farringdon, and Bravo Pizza in Stockton Road, both Sunderland, for 24 hours in December, after trouble erupted.

Both cases were referred back to the Licensing Authority this week where officers proposed changes to the licensing conditions to prevent further incidents of violence and disorder occurring.

Chief Supt Dave Pryer, Sunderland Area Commander, said: "We are determined to continue to tackle the disorder and violence which can occur when people have been drinking."
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 9, 2006
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