Division Street’s Chicken Stop banned from night trading after attack

They are banned from trading between 9 pm and 7 am for two months

The Chicken Stop on Division Street has been banned from trading between 9 PM and 7 AM for two months, following an attack last week.

South Yorkshire Police were concerned about the venue after an attack last weekend which resulted in five individuals getting arrested. The incident began in the Chicken Stop before it was escalated outside.

The suspects have been released under investigation.

Magistrates granted a 'closure order' following at application at court by South Yorkshire Police.

Chief Superintendent Shaun Morley, Sheffield's District Commander, said: "Wherever we have concerns about criminality, or wherever we believe there is a risk to the public's safety, we will consult with our legal team and partner agencies to explore the use of closure orders.

"While this order does not close the food outlet 24-hours a day, we hope that closing it during the night-time economy will have a significant impact on the safety and experience of those enjoying all that Sheffield has to offer.

"I want this to send a strong message to all businesses, not just licensed premises, that we take the safety of our public incredibly seriously and that any premises believed to be associated with crime and disorder face the same risks of closing."

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