News Shopper on the Supercuts debate

The News Shopper has run a report about the Supercuts licensing enquiry that follows long-running complaints about associated criminal and anti-social behaviour, most recently during a street party to coincide with the Royal Wedding:

Concerned people called police 35 times to report revellers allegedly dealing drugs, urinating in the street, and guzzling alcohol from the convenience store.

Others reported seeing a gun and shots being fired into the crowd up to eight times, sending people fleeing the party - some of which was captured on CCTV.

One caller reported gangs fighting and bricks being thrown.

Though the shop denies responsibility, Lewisham’s Licensing Sergeant Tracy Sharpe claims cabling was seen coming from Super Cuts to power the soundsystem and it fuelled the chaos by providing alcohol.