Police Say Fight At Council Awards For Safe Wigan Pubs Never Happened
TO Wigan for the Best Bar None awards at the DW Stadium. Run by Wigan Council and the emergency services, the awards seek to make Wigan safer with awards:
Best Bar None is a national award scheme for licensed premises – rewarding pubs, bars and nightclubs that provide good management, a safe and enjoyable environment for customers…
It encourages licensees to act responsibly and take pride in their premises and surroundings and, in doing so, put something back into the town and their local community.
The biggest winners are residents and visitors to Wigan, who are able to reap the rewards of a town centre and borough that is more welcoming, attractive, lively and above all safe.
Inevitably, a fight broke out. There was not an award for the best fighting pub.
Wigan Today reports the words of one witness:
“It would be funny if it wasn’t so excruciatingly embarrassing. Of all the occasions for a fight to break-out, you couldn’t pick something worse than an evening when pubs, bars and clubs are winning awards for keeping the peace… a handful of mindless morons come along and undermine the whole thing in the most cringeworthy way possible. It’s shameful. If they can get to the bottom of who was involved then the clubs, pubs or bars that they represent should be stripped of their awards or accreditation.”
“We were called to the DW Stadium at 1.25am following a report of fighting. An ambulance was required at the scene to treat someone with minor injuries. Nobody made any complaints and as a result, police made no arrests.”
Got that? It never happened….