Gipsies ride horses into pub




More than 100 travellers descended on the Cross Keys pub in Erith, Kent, on August 15, and five rode their horses through the bar doors.
Police licencing officer PC Eddy Boston showed CCTV evidence of a female gipsy riding her horse into the pub at an earlier incident in June, saying it had become a “regular occurrence”.
He said that there had been reports of horses being ridden into the pub in April, June and July and that in August five horses were ridden in as the travellers congregated at the pub.
He told Bexley Council’s licensing sub-committee – which decides whether pubs keep their licences – that the travellers had also caused chaos on the roads outside the pub by racing ponies and traps along the High Street.
The council committee decided to revoke the licence from landlord Derek McKenzie, who told the panel that he felt he had “the situation under control”.
Mr McKenzie, 68, said that the horses were in the pub for “a matter of seconds” before he shooed them out and told the riders not to ride into his pub “like a cowboy”.
But bosses on the council – after being shown CCTV footage of a female traveller riding into the pub – ordered that his licence be revoked because he “could not control the situation.”
Asked why he had not ordered the 100 plus travellers to leave, Mr McKenzie said he was worried they would “smash his pub up”.

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    Ammara said,

    oh dear
    hehehe
    horsey 😛


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