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14 May 2010, 09:34
Police raided The Broadmead in the Headlands area of town on Monday [10th] and recovered a small handgun, 22 rounds of live ammunition and a Taser stun gun.
Officers also recovered an undisclosed amount of cash and although no arrests were made, police say their investigations are continuing.
An emergency review of the premises' licensing details was called for by the police and Northampton Borough Council agreed to the hearing on Thursday [14th.] It's the first time since the updated Licensing Act 2003 that that the authority has used the special powers to call the extraordinary review. It was decided to suspend the license for upto 28 days pending a full review next month.
Councillor Kevin Reeve said: "The safety of the public is our primary concern. We have a duty to ensure that all licensed premises are a safe environment that customers can enjoy and relax in. After listening to the Police report it is entirely appropriate for us to remove the Designated Premises Supervisor and suspend The Broadmead's Premises license until a full review can be conducted next month."