Drugs raids closes pub

PUBLISHED: 14:43 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:26 25 August 2010

A STASH of drugs found at a troubled pub has led to immediate suspension of its licence.

A STASH of drugs found at a troubled pub has led to immediate suspension of its licence.

Bexley police made a midday raid on Inferno's in Bellegrove Road, Welling, last Thursday and found several small bags of what is believed to be a class A drug.

The next day Inferno's license was suspended for a month by Bexley's licensing sub-committee, which heard that staff were regularly asked for drugs.

An adult male and female have been arrested in relation to the raid and the bar's supervisor has been sacked.

Chief Inspector Steve Murrant, community and partnerships officer, warned that a borough-wide crackdown on pubs connected with drugs is around the corner.

He said: "I want to send the message to people running pubs this is the start of us looking into that kind of line."

Bexley's licensing sub-committee heard from PC Eddy Boston that debris of suspected class A drugs were found in the toilets of Inferno.

CI Murrant added: "Police can now work with Barter Inns to stop what we believe to be a drugs culture at the pub.

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