The supervisor of a Shirley pub has been removed from his position after "failing in his responsibilities" to ensure license conditions were met.

Councillors met on Monday to decide the fate of The Goat in Broom Road, which had been visited a number of times by police because of criminal and anti-social behaviour.

One occasion, a firework was thrown at officers dealing with "hostile" customers at the pub.

It was announced today the licensing committee had removed Patson Ngoma from his position as the pub's designated premises supervisor (DPS) for failing "in his responsibilities to adhere to his premises licence conditions".

Mr Ngoma, who is also the pub's license-holder, had also been accused of reneging on promises to work with police to resolve issues at the pub. 

He has 21 days to appeal the decision.

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In his application for a license review, PC Darren Rhodes said The Goat had been "coming to the attention of police for a number of months".

He said that on October 24 last year, a firework was thrown at a police van as officers responded to a call at the pub, with customers acting "hostile" towards officers.

On December 2 Croydon Council threatened court action if there was more anti-social behaviour at The Goat.

But at about 10pm on Christmas Day police were called to break up a fight at the pub, later arresting a man at a nearby residential address.

When PC Rhodes visited the pub on January 6, he found there was no CCTV or incident report of the Christmas Day fight, and bouncers had not been on duty on the night.

Mr Ngoma had also been accused of several breaches of The Goat's licence, including only recording CCTV for nine days, failing to keep staff training records in relation to conflict management, and hosting "regulated entertainment" at the pub without a licence.

Even after promising to clean up the pub's act, it is claimed Mr Ngoma only gave PC Rhodes three day notice of an event instead of 14, and failed to install correct CCTV or hire enough door supervisors.

The Croydon Guardian has tried to reach Mr Ngoma for comment.

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