Liquor licence suspension – Larrimah

Northern Territory Police have served a notice of suspension on a licenced premises in Larrimah.

On 11 December, police conducted an operation in the vicinity and detected a significant number of alcohol-related criminal offences and harmful activities associated with people who had either consumed alcohol on the premises or purchased takeaway alcohol. Police are now investigating offences against the Liquor Act 2019.

Commander Janelle Tonkin said, “Police are satisfied that these behaviours constitute an ongoing threat to public safety in the area.

“Under section 258 of the Liquor Act 2019, we have suspended the licence for a period of 48 hours.”

At the conclusion of the 48-hour period, trade under the licence is permitted again, however investigations by police will continue.

“Northern Territory Police will continue to work on reforms introduced to reduce harms caused by alcohol, particularly in remote communities to protect indigenous families. We will be holding people to account but want to continue working together to look at solutions for the future and reduce the incidents of secondary supply of alcohol,” Commander Tonkin said.

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