Publicans and police join forces to cut crime

Efforts to reduce alcohol-related crime have been stepped up with a day of training for Sudbury licensees.

Staff from The Mill Hotel, The Black Boy, Infinity nightclub and The Horse and Groom joined police on Monday to get advice on how alcohol should be sold responsibly.

The event – run by Day One Training – gave tips on not serving under-age drinkers and people who were drunk.

“We take licensing very seriously and this is a way of offering assistance and helping people who sell alcohol,” said Inspector Paul Crick, from Sudbury Police.

“The night-time economy is historically associated with assaults and sexual assaults which can be fuelled by alcohol and we want to prevent that.”

Day Harvey, from Day One Training, said: “A lot of people don’t know the law when it comes to the sale of alcohol and, in some cases, this can lead to extreme behaviour. This course looks to stop that.”

Pc Jake Lees from Sudbury said by working together, pubs and clubs could help keep people safer.