Plumstead bar stripped of drinks licence after staff brawl with customers

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

A Plumstead bar has had its licence removed after staff became involved in a street fight outside the venue.

Danfe Restaurant and Club has lost its licence to sell alcohol after a fight took place outside it last month.

The fight happened outside the premises in Walmer Terrace at around 11.30pm on March 2, according to the application for review sent by the Met.

The report claimed that no staff members from the restaurant contacted the police throughout the incident or afterwards.

The police report said: “CCTV from the local authority was viewed. This showed a group of around nine people in Walmer Terrace fighting and some were using buckled belts.

“The designated premises supervisor was then seen armed with what appears to be a wooden chair leg. He proceeds to get involved with the fight and can be seen striking one of the males.”

It added: “Another member of staff from the premises is also seen with a large wooden bat-like object hitting one of the male suspects while out on the street. The police quickly arrive and arrest four suspects.”

The owner said the groups involved in the incident were originally sitting inside the restaurant and began shouting at approximately 11pm before moving outside the building.

He said he agreed to provide police with CCTV footage on the night of the incident. He said that he was happy to agree to any sanction the police or licensing sub-committee felt was appropriate.

The decision means that Danfe Restaurant and Club will no longer be able to sell alcohol or serve late night refreshments after 11pm.

The venue is also no longer permitted to play recorded or live music during its opening hours.

The committee said that the licence was to be suspended until the time to appeal against the licence being removed entirely had expired. Mr Tripathi has 21 days to appeal the decision of the committee to the magistrates’ court.

Pictured: Danfe Restaurant and Bar – on the corner of Walmer Terrace and Griffin Road in Plumstead (Picture: Google Street View)

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