Police bid to shut down ‘problem’ pizza shop

Sorrento Pizzeria in Church Street
Sorrento Pizzeria in Church Street

NINE customers were barricaded inside a pizza shop after a late-night row broke out - which saw one man allegedly assaulted and another arrested.

Now police are targeting the Sorrento Pizzeria, in Hartlepool’s Church Street, after this incident and for “persistently” staying open longer than its licensing hours.

Cleveland Police also has serious concerns about the “total disregard” of the premises in ignoring licensing conditions.