Licensing Act, 1872

Power to exclude drunkards from licensed premises.

18. Any licensed person may refuse to admit to and may turn out of the premises in respect of which his license is granted any person who is drunken, violent, quarrelsome, or disorderly, and any person whose presence on his premises would subject him to a penalty under this Act.

Any such person who upon being requested in pursuance of this section by such licensed person, or his agent or servant, or any constable, to quit such premises, refuses or fails so to do, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding five pounds, and all constables are required on the demand of such licensed person, agent, or servant, to expel or assist in expelling every such person from such premises, and may use such force as may be required for that purpose.

The court committing any person to prison for nonpayment of any penalty under this section may order him to be imprisoned with hard labour.

[Ss. 19–22 rep. as to E., 37 & 38 Vict. c. 49. s. 33; as to I., 37 & 38 Vict. c. 69. s. 38.]

Closing Licensed Premises in case of Riot.