Violent assault leads to pub losing licence for a second time

The Old Swan pub in Kibworth. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter/001332-21)
The Old Swan pub in Kibworth. (Picture: Andrew Carpenter/001332-21)

A pub in south Leicestershire has had its licence to sell alcohol taken away for the second time by Harborough District councillors.

The decision was made on Tuesday night by the council’s licensing committee.

The affected pub is The Old Swan in High Street, Kibworth Beauchamp, owned by the Enterprise Inns group.

The pub’s licence was suspended after a violent assault inside the pub police said. Police are still investigating the incident.

It is the second time this year that the pub has had its licence suspended.

The first suspension lasted a month, and followed a stabbing in the street near The Old Swan in April. The pub got its licence back at the end of May.

At the time, pub landlord Guy Oliver (43) told The Mail: “I want to stress that this was one incident. This pub is a good local and totally safe.”

The latest suspension could last up to three months, before the licensing committee looks at the situation again.