Police support Kapiti bar restrictions

KAY BLUNDELL
Last updated 11:50 05/11/2012

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About 17 police staff witnesses are supporting a police application for a late night bar on the Kapiti Coast to have its licence cancelled, suspended or have its trading hours restricted. 

MSP Trading, known as ''Retro Bar & Amigos Mexican Restaurant'' at Kapiti Lights, hit the headlines when two young men died after brawls near the bar a couple of months ago.

Izak Millanta, 17, and Sean Strongman-Lintern, 20, died following violent assaults in the Kapiti Lights carpark.

The bar is the only one in the district to close at 3am on weekends and the area has been a late-night trouble spot for police for some time.

Sergeant Jackie Muir said there will be 19 witnesses, 17 of them police staff, supporting a police application for the bar's licence to be cancelled, suspended or a variation of hours.

Twelve members of the public have lodged objections with Kapiti Coast District Council to the bar's licence being renewed. Their objections will also be heard.

The hearing is starting at Lindale Lodge and Conference Centre in Paraparaumu today and is scheduled to finish tomorrow.

Contact Kay Blundell
Kapiti reporter
Email: kay.blundell@dompost.co.nz

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