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  • Violent Pubs Have Long Been Part of Portsmouth's Culture

    The Portsdown Inn has been ordered to close after police warned that someone would be killed there if it was allowed to remain open.

    The pub had been allowed to develop a culture of late night lock-ins and violence, a meeting of Fareham Borough Council’s licensing panel heard.

    Hampshire Constabulary asked for the Portchester pub to have its licence reviewed following a fight there on January 28 2012.

    Portsmouth, in former times, was a huge navy town. With so many 'Jack Tars' wanting a drink and a pocketful of money they could find a pub on every street corner
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