Underage drinking, cocaine use and bottles thrown at a care home – catalogue of complains against pub

JT Finn/Welcome Inn, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.
JT Finn/Welcome Inn, Seaside Lane, Easington Colliery.
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A PUB is in danger of losing its licence after complaints of cocaine use, the sale of alcopops to schoolgirls and missiles being hurled at a care home for the elderly.

A report on Easington Colliery pub JT Finn is to be considered by Durham County Council today in a bid to help protect children from harm.

The report tells how test purchases by 15-year-old girls at the bar in Seaside Lane saw them buy booze without question, and police officers discovered bags in the gents’ toilets which had held cocaine.

The parish council has also compiled a series of complaints including vandalism by drinkers, glass bottles thrown at the care home opposite, drinkers urinating in the back lane and youths being sick in the street.

In the report, designated premises supervisor Richard Parker details how he has begun to put improvements in place, including joining the Pub Watch, increasing staff training, keeping refusal records and working with the authority to halt underage sales.

The Echo attempted to contact the pub, but no one was available for comment yesterday.