Jerk & Grill takeaway shut down by police after huge late-night Jamaican street party in Erdington

Officers said its temporary licence to stage a party “significantly deviated from the terms”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A takeaway has been closed down

by police after staging a massive late-night street party described as a “customer appreciation day”.

The owners of Jerk & Grill in Erdington  were handed a closure notice following several complaints about the June 29 event.Loud celebrations were held into the early hours outside the shop, on the corner of High Street  last Saturday.

The event marked Jerk & Grill’s third anniversary and saw staff stage a celebratory BBQ.

In viral footage uploaded onto social media, a DJ played out to hundreds on the High Street.

Music blared out through speakers as revellers drank and danced in the street.

On Saturday, July 6, exactly a week on from the street party, police said Jerk & Grill would remain closed pending a court hearing.Sgt Dan Turnbull said: “You may or may not be aware that there was an outdoor event that occurred on the evening of Saturday 29 June at the Jerk & Grill on Erdington High Street.

In another clip, a West Midlands Police patrol car turned up amid several noise complaints.Music blared out through speakers as revellers drank and danced in the street.In another clip, a West Midlands Police patrol car turned up amid several noise complaints.

The food venue secured a temporary license for last week’s event – but police said it “significantly deviated from the terms”.

As well as loud music, revellers blocked off part of Sutton New Road and High Street as traffic struggled to get past.”West Midlands Police received a number of complaints about the noise and the blocking of the road into the early hours of the morning, and it is apparent the event significantly deviated from the terms of the temporary event licence in place.after careful consideration of the information available to us, we have issued a Closure Notice under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, in relation to the premises.

“Further information indicated that another event was to take place.