Alleged attempted rape of a child customer in a Birmingham store in the back room

Alleged attempted rape of a child customer in a Birmingham store in the back room

shop in Birmingham His alcohol license has been suspended after an alleged attempt to rape a minor customer in a back room.

The alleged incident occurred earlier this month (September) at Selly Acre News, on Pershore Road, Stirchley . The police arrived at the child’s family’s apartment the next day to investigate a complaint.

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A police report stated that the incident being investigated was classified as an “attempted rape of a child under the age of 13 by a man”.

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Chief Superintendent Richard North wrote to the board calling for a quick review of the store’s licensing. He said the gravity of the alleged incident meant it had to be brought to the “immediate attention” of the licensing commission.

The report stated that the police requested the review due to the seriousness of the alleged crime and the failures of the management of the buildings concerned, whose ownership was recently changed.

Birmingham City Council The Licensing Committee met on Wednesday, September 21, the board members discussed the immediate future of the shop privately, and the decision was published shortly thereafter.

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Committee Chair Cllr Sam Forsyth (Lab, Quinton ) He said: “The commission decided … to exclude the retail sale of alcohol from the scope of the license.

“We have decided to suspend the license – this suspension begins immediately.”

West Midlands Police . said LDRS : “A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and remains on bail while investigations continue.” Police said the suspect was not the person named on the licence.

Selly Acre News was licensed to sell alcohol 24 hours a day Monday through Friday prior to this incident. In 2020 and under different ownership, the shop lost its license after almost 300 pills similar to Viagra 600 illegal cigarettes, a baseball bat and a golf club were discovered behind the counter.

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