Belvedere landlords escape license review after drugs bust

PUBLISHED: 11:14 11 November 2010




A licensing review launched after stashed drugs were found in pub toilets has been scrapped after the landlords put in place the extra controls demanded by police.

Bosses at the Eardley Arms, in Woolwich Road, Belvedere, were facing a licence review after police raided the pub and arrested three patrons on suspicion of cannabis possession and a woman for cocaine possession.

But the license hearing, which was due to take place before Bexley council’s licensing committee on Wednesday, was halted after the landlords brought in the extra demands made by police.

These include installing CCTV which should be in good working order at all times, staff training on responsible sale of alcohol, and special dugs awareness training for the premises supervisor and staff checking the toilets a minimum of every two hours.

This comes after police raided the pub in front of around 30 customers on September 24 at approximately 7pm.

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