The Angel Hotel, that was closed after a police probe, will reopen today with a new name

The Angel Hotel in Lavenham. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

The Angel Hotel in Lavenham. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

The Angel Hotel, that closed this week pending a licence review, will reopen today, Friday January 19.

The Angel Hotel sign in Lavenham. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Angel Hotel sign in Lavenham. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Owner of the Lavenham pub, John Raines, applied for a variation on its designated premises supervisor, meaning a new name will be added so that the pub is able to serve alcohol again.

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The name on the application, now approved by the council, is James Michael Rawlinson. The pub, in Market Place, is expected to be open today as normal.

The police submitted a licence review application against the premises after two men were attacked by a man who was carrying “prohibited and offensive weapons” on January 8.

A man in his 50s, from Colchester, has been arrested and released under investigation.


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The police asked for an “expedited” licence review because the pub was “being associated with both serious crime and disorder”.

A decision will be made on January 26.

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