SEDGLEY Conservative Club could be stripped of its alcohol licence for an alleged breach of lockdown rules.

West Midlands Police has asked Dudley licensing councillors to review the premises’ permit to sell beer and spirits after officers visited the Hall Street venue last month.

Since March, all pubs and clubs have been closed to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to Sedgley Conservative Club on Hall Street, Sedgley, at about 8.15pm on Saturday 2 May after a member of the public suspected a breach of Covid-19 regulations taking place at the location.

“Officers found three people inside the premises and advised them to move on.

“Due to a suspected breach of coronavirus restrictions and licensing objectives, the matter has been referred to Dudley Council’s Licensing Committee to review.” 

Cllr Karen Shakespeare, Dudley Council’s cabinet member for licensing, said: “As with any potential breach of licensing, it will be referred to the licensing committee to be dealt with through the normal licensing channels.”

In March the local authority issued a stern warning to licensed businesses found breaching lockdown rules that they could be closed permanently.

At the time, Cllr Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for public health and wellbeing, said: “We will not think twice about acting against those premises who think the rules don’t apply to them. This is a final warning to them all.”

“Any premises found to be in breach in Dudley borough will not only face legal action but also the revocation of their alcohol licence, meaning that the business will be closed permanently.”

Two weeks ago councillors shut down The Pendulum pub in Pendeford after serving booze in ‘deliberate defiance’ of the law. 

The pub’s licensee, Mr Soran Rostam, was also stripped of his personal licence by Wolverhampton council.

Sedgley Conservative Club has been contacted for comment.