North East UK news Sambuca hit with takeaway alcohol ban after revellers jumped into the Tyne MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The popular Italian's Quayside restaurant was serviced with a notice by the council ordering it to stop doing takeaway drinks
Breaking News ! Another Quayside venue has been hit with an alcohol ban after a wild weekend on the Quayside. On Sunday ChronicleLive revealed cocktail bar Tiger Hornsby was ordered to stop selling takeaway alcohol. And we can now confirm that the branch of Sambuca on Sandhill, has also been hit with a prohibition notice banning the sale of alcohol. Drunks were filmed jumping into the River Tyne, with large crowds flouting lockdown rules over the red-hot weekend. Both bars were warned by council staff about their takeaway operations. Councillor John-Paul Stephenson, cabinet member for environment and regulatory services, said: “We received a number of complaints regarding premises that were either open in contravention of lockdown laws or serving takeaway alcohol, which was causing non-socially distanced groups to gather, drinking in the streets and disorder. “We issued prohibition notices and warnings to licensees, reminding them of their responsibilities and that failing to close is a criminal offence potentially subject to unlimited fines. Read More Related Articles Police hit out after Facebook clip of Quayside drinkers jumping into the River Tyne Read More Related Articles Four Ouseburn pubs have revealed they will remain closed on July 4 “Thankfully all of the businesses not only complied but worked with us and police to try and restore order and are taking steps to prevent it happening again.
. However, with most venues expected to welcome back punters from Saturday, Cllr Stephenson insisted "the onus is on the public to be sensible" - especially after Facebook footage showed people diving off the Swing Bridge. “We know there is a pent-up desire to get back to normal, to see and socialise with friends and family, and to enjoy the hospitality that Newcastle is renowned for, yet it is possible to do that without being a mindless idiot," he added.
“Drinking too much or putting yourself and others at risk by failing to social distance is one thing but throwing yourself into the Tyne – as we have seen some individuals do over the weekend - is just madness. “The Tyne is a big river, with strong currents that can overwhelm even the strongest of swimmers. "To anyone thinking of jumping in please don’t. It’s selfish, puts both you and any rescuers in danger and could so easily end in tragedy. ChronicleLive approached Sambucas for comment, however it has yet to reply.
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