Village pub shut down after police discover a SHOTGUN while attending a bar fight
The Lord Nelson pub in Stanion has been closed down after police officers discovered an illegal weapon in the pub when they were called to a disturbance
The quiet village pub, in Brigstock Road, has closed after Corby Council ordered a licence review following the assault on Thursday, January 2.
Officers were called to what locals described as a 'lock-in' at the pub just before 2am after reports of a disturbance that led to an incident of 'serious disorder'.
They recovered an unlicensed shotgun and arrested two men aged 28 and 59 who they have not named.
Licensing officers have now suspended the pub's licence and have ordered a review to take place into whether the pub should be allowed to continue to operate.
The grade-II listed building is the last remaining pub in the village after the Cardigan Arms was demolished. The Lord Nelson has a licence to open until 1.30am on Thursdays and has been operated by the same landlord since 2005.
A police spokeswoman said: "We attended reports of an assault at the Lord Nelson Public House in Stanion shortly before 2am on January 2.
"A 28-year-old man from Stanion was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released under investigation, and a 59-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a shotgun without a license and has also been released under investigation."
The licensing review notice issued by Corby Council states that police attended a disturbance at the pub which resulted in 'serious disorder' attended by the police. It goes on: "During this visit a number of issues were identified which impact on licenses held under the licensing act 2003."
People who want to make representations to the council can do so before January 27.
The pub was locked shut when our reporter visited and a notice in the window said that it had been closed 'due to unforseen circumstances.'