Sheffield shisha bar closes after police find underage customers and drugs

A shisha bar in Sheffield closed down over the weekend after a police search led to the discovery of underage customers and drugs.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 19 November, 2018, 06:39
Cannabis found in a shisha bar in Sheffield

The bar has not yet been named by South Yorkshire Police but the force said it was one of a number visited by officers last night.

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Sergeant Sam Cooper said the owner of one bar closed the premises voluntarily after a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply following the discovery of a large amount of cannabis, white powder and cash.

He remained in custody last night.

Sgt Coopers said a '˜large number of young persons were also identified inside the premises and safeguarding concerns were raised'.

She said '˜the premises were closed by the owner with immediate effect and will remain closed for the foreseeable future'.  Sgt Cooper said '˜several other related offences have been identified at premises across the city' and enquiries are being carried out by licensing and safeguarding officers.

She added: 'We will all be working together in the next few weeks to prevent these offences continuing and so that any appropriate action is taken."