Sheffield pub faces closure following spate of attacks and disturbances

The Terminus Tavern
The Terminus Tavern
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A Sheffield pub faces closure today following a spate of disturbances, including two attacks involving a knife and hammer on the same night.

Sheffield Council will decide today whether to close The Terminus in Darnall following a review of its licence.

Police chiefs claim the Main Road venue is 'associated with serious crime or serious disorder or both'.

They called for a review of the licence after two attacks at the pub on the same night - one in which a man was slashed with a knife, and another in which a man was hit over the head with a hammer.

One attack took place at the bar and the other as a man was waiting for a taxi outside.

Licencee Tansy Bagshaw has written to the council's licensing board to provide more details about the hammer and knife attacks, claiming strangers were involved and it was unfair that her regular customers were paying the price for their actions.

She said the Terminus is the only remaining pub in Darnall and is at the heart of the local community.

"We admit we have had a few incidents but any of the people involved in these have been barred as we do not want this kind of custom," she added.

"The Terminus is the only pub left in Darnall and as such serves as a vital hub to local residents and is the centre of many local events and celebrations which pass off without incident.

"I understand the Terminus Tavern will not be to everyone's taste and is very much a pub in the old working class style of years gone by but to say it is a public house associated with crime and/ or serious disorder is a gross exaggeration."

She said it was 'totally unfair;' that her 'faithful regular customers' were suffering because of the actions of others not normally associated with her pub.