Pub staff complete training in bid to cut town crime

An initiative to educate pub and nightclub staff about the responsible sale of alcohol will allow Sudbury to become a safer place, according to police.

Workers at Infinity nightclub, the Mill Hotel, the Black Boy and the Horse and Groom have all recently received qualifications after completing a training course which includes guidance on not serving alcohol to underage drinkers or those who are drunk.

It is hoped the course, which took place at The Mill in Walnut Tree Lane in March, will help to cut alcohol-related crime in the town.

“Premises taking responsibility for the sale of alcohol has a direct impact on the level of anti-social behaviour and other offences in the town,” said Pc Jakes Lees, from Sudbury Police.

“The bottom line is that it is all about making Sudbury a safer, friendlier place for people to go out and enjoy themselves.”

The course, which teaches key steps to follow when selling alcohol, is run by Day One Training,

“The hope is that we can provide free qualification opportunities for licensed venues in Sudbury to take up,” added Pc Lees.

“With this approach, we are continuing to see a reduction in crime.”