Police target licensed premises in Rugby town centre operation

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Bars, pubs and restaurants in Rugby town centre were targeted as part of a multi-agency operation.

Warwickshire Police led the operation in Rugby on Friday August 23 which saw several of the town centre’s bars, pubs and restaurants targeted.

Police officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables teamed up with trading standards, environmental health, licensing and Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service to carry out checks throughout Friday evening into the early hours of Saturday morning.

Advice was offered to door staff while properties were tested for drugs.

Other agencies carried out their own checks to identify any fire safety, environmental issues, breaches of licensing and trading standard conditions. A

Warwickshire Police said as a result of the operation, they are working closely with licensees found to be in breach of conditions or experiencing drug issues to help them meet the standards required of them to make Rugby town centre a safer place.

PC Rebecca Bailey, who organised the operation, said: “Through partnership working we can take a joined-up approach to dealing with problems that might arise and help licensees resolve any issues they may have.”