Greggs in row with Met Police over late night sausage rolls at flagship Leicester Square bakery

Greggs faces a battle with police over the late night sale of sausage rolls at its flagship Leicester Square shop. The bakery chain wants permission to serve hot food 24 hours a day in it’s new West End location, which currently closes at 11pm. However, police and Westminster councillors have rallied against the plans.PC Adam Deweltz wrote to the town hall licensing committee saying the force believes a late night licence will add to “crime and disorder” in the world famous tourist destination. “The Metropolitan Police, as a responsible authority, is making a representation against this application,” he said. “It is our belief that if granted, the application could undermine the licensing objectives in relation to the prevention of crime and disorder. The hours [Greggs] seek are also beyond that of Westminster’s core hours policy.”

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