Pub ordered to install cameras

A South Tyneside pub has become the first in the area to be ordered by police to install cameras inside.

In August officers raided the Rose and Crown pub in East Holborn, South Shields, and eight arrests were made.

Police asked magistrates to impose conditions on the pub's licence to help them clamp down on disorder.

Now the request has been granted and it means the pub has become the first in the Northumbria Force area to be ordered to install CCTV in the bar.

Following the raid a man was charged with obstruction and two men were cautioned for possessing cannabis.

Evidence in court

A further two men were bailed and two men and a woman were released with no further action. All those arrested have been barred from the pub.

Inspector Julian Bowran said: " Police in South Tyneside are very pleased with the outcome of this matter.

"This is the first time in our force area that such conditions have been attached to a licence in this way.

" This will help police to ensure the safety of customers in this pub."

Under the new conditions CCTV cameras must be installed inside the pub and recordings kept for 28 days in case police need them as evidence in court.

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Published: 2004/09/28 05:54:58 GMT