Grantham pub to show boxing match despite police concerns
A Grantham pub showing of this weekend’s Tyson Fury boxing match will go ahead despite opposition from Lincolnshire Police.
The Black Dog, on Watergate, sought a temporary event notice to sell alcohol and provide refreshment from 2am to 7am on Sunday, with a 30 minute ‘wind down’ period.
Police told South Kesteven District Council’s licensing committee that televised boxing events “excite the emotions and arouse the passions” of spectators, increasing the risk of crime and disorder, especially if they have been drinking alcohol.
But the pub and the police came to an agreement so the pub could stay open until 7am for the fight and yesterday’s committee meeting was cancelled.