Owners of The Victory have 21 days to appeal revoked licence

The Victory pub on The Hard, Portsea
The Victory pub on The Hard, Portsea

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  • The Victory has 21 days to appeal its revoked licence
  • The pub at The Hard lost its licence following a fight last month
  • The ban starts on August 25 after the council’s decision on Tuesday
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A PUB which had its licence revoked following a fight has 21 days to appeal the decision.

The Victory, at The Hard, Portsmouth, will see the ban start on August 25 giving the owners 21 days to appeal the decision made by Portsmouth City Council.

I hope this sends a clear message to all licensed premises that we will ensure pubs are being run properly.

Acting Sergeant Matt Moss

The Licensing Board revoked the sentence on Tuesday after pool cues and balls were used in a brawl which ended up on the street.

Portsmouth police requested a review of the licence following the fight in which a man was knocked unconscious on July 4.

Acting Sergeant Matt Moss, from the licensing and alcohol harm reduction team, said: ‘I hope this sends a clear message to all licensed premises that we will ensure pubs are being run properly.

‘We will always take action if their licences are being breached, to ensure the pubs in Portsmouth offer a safe environment for our residents and visitors.’

Interim steps taken last month, which stopped alcohol from being sold on the premises, remain in place until the new change in licence comes into effect.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident. He was bailed until August 18 pending further enquiries.