16:14 Thursday 07 March 2013

Police sanction sale of alcohol at restaurant as agreement reached

Written byRICH GUTTRIDGE

AN Indian restaurant set to open in South Derbyshire has been granted permission to sell alcohol after reaching a compromise with the police.

Derbyshire Police were originally opposed to the application to sell booze at Spice Touch, in Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, believing it would lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour, litter and could cause ‘public nuisance’.

However the police have backed down and agreed to sanction the sale of alcohol as long as a number of stringent requirements are complied with.

These include asking customers who look under the age of 25 to provide proof of age, and that all requests for proof of age are kept on record.

The restaurant will also only be permitted to sell alcohol to customers ordering a ‘substantial’ meal.

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