Met Police Claim Greggs Selling Sausage Rolls Past 11pm Would Cause Increase In ‘Crime & Disorder’

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

19 Apr 2023

Police have hit back at popular bakery Greggs’ appeal to serve late night snacks in London’s West End claiming it would see a rise in “crime and disorder”.

Greggs and Westminster Council are set for a courtroom battle after the high street bakers were refused permission to keep their doors open from 11pm until 5am at the central London location last July.

In a letter to the council, the Metropolitan Police said: “It is our belief that if granted, the application could undermine the licensing objectives in relation to the prevention of crime and disorder.”

Greggs promised to hire door staff alongside installing CCTV, for their customers which would include emergency services and shift workers.

Despite that the council stated their plans for a 24-hour licence were “half-baked”.

The three day hearing is scheduled for May 16, 17 and 18.