POLICE have requested that a council reviews the premises licence of a popular Carlisle pub due to supposed "risks to the safety of the public and staff".

Cumbria Constabulary said that the grounds for the application for the review are in relation to "increased crime and disorder".

The police said the application is also in relation to the management of the pub - claiming that it is "inadequate", "unprofessional", and has left "customers and staff at risk of harm".

In particular, the review application details 28 incidents between July 2020 and the current day - noting that this period included two national lockdowns due to Covid-19, "when the premises was not permitted to open to the public".

A number of steps are available for the Committee to take in relation to the application, including taking no further action; modifying the conditions of the licence; issuing an informal warning to the licence holder and/or "recommend improvement within a particular period of time"; suspending the licence for a period not exceeding three months; removing the designated supervisor; or revoking the licence.

Licensing Lawyers, who have been instructed by Mr Mohtashami of the Cumberland Inn to lodge a representation on the current application for a review said that the view of their client is that the licensing objectives are "promoted at the premises" and that some of the incidents "demonstrate that correct actions are being take by the management".

In a letter to the licensing committee, they added: "Our client, who holds a lease to the premises has policies, procedures and practices in place to promote all four of the licensing objectives and maintains that the revocation of the licence is not a proportional response to the application.

"We will prepare documentary evidence to expand on this representation in the form of a bundle that will be served as soon as possible, once any further evidence has been received from any party.

"There is also likely to be footage from the CCTV system at the premises and would be grateful if arrangements can be made to show this at the meeting."

The Licensing Sib-Committee meeting is being held on Tuesday October 19.