A Watford business is set to lose its right to sell alcohol from next month after police brought in a review of its licence.

Romanian grocery shop Magazin Romanesc Valea Prahovei, in Vicarage Road was the subject of Watford Borough Council’s October 19 meeting.

A council spokesperson confirmed that “a licensing sub-committee heard an application to review the premises licence”.

“This review was brought by the police and supported by the council’s licensing enforcement officer,” they added.

“The decision of the sub-committee was to revoke the licence and they were satisfied that this decision was appropriate for the promotion of the licensing objectives of the prevention of crime and disorder and the prevention of public nuisance.

“The Licensing Act 2003 states that the revocation doesn’t come into effect until either the end of the appeal period or any appeal against the decisions is disposed of; whichever is the latter.

“The appeal period ends on November 16, 2023.”

Businesses offering the sale of alcohol and certain other activities including entertainment are required to have a premises licence.

Magazin Romanesc Valea Prahovei has been contacted for comment.