Colyton pub put on high risk list

Seventeen-year-old drank alcohol at the Gerrard Arms before his tragic death

A COLYTON pub has been placed on the high risk register for a year following the tragic death of a young drinker.

Kyle Littley died in November, aged 17, after falling from his bicycle on his way home to Seaton after visiting the Gerrard Arms.

An inquest heard he had consumed enough alcohol to make him tipsy – although not drunk.

Subsequently, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary requested a review of the pub’s licence.

Now East Devon District Council licensing sub-committee has agreed the following resolution:

* That satisfactory CCTV be installed at the premises as soon as possible.

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* That all challenges to young persons attempting to purchase alcohol be noted in a ledger.

* That the premises be placed on the licensing authority’s high risk register for 12 months, so that the designated premises supervisor can demonstrate to the licensing authority that he has taken the issues surrounding the tragic circumstances of 14 November 2010 seriously.