Drinkers at a pub illegally serving booze during lockdown found hiding in wardrobe

DRINKERS at a pub ­illegally serving booze during lockdown were found hiding in a wardrobe.

The group were caught in a flat above the boozer at the height of the virus outbreak.

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Another drinker was found hiding behind a ­door at Sheffield’s Pits­moor Hotel on April 24.

In police bodycam footage, landlord Paul Greasby’s ex is heard to say: “Do you not think you’re doing something wrong, Paul?”

He replies: “No, be­cause it’s a load of s***.”

Cops also raided his other pub in the city, the Staffordshire Arms, and said punters in the raids appeared “intoxicated”.

The busts followed tip-offs the bars were serving booze on the sly.

Mr Greasby was issued with a prohibition notice by Sheffield city council’s licensing committee meaning he has lost his licence to sell booze.

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