Panel refuse licence for shop and takeaway to sell alcohol around the clock.

Residents have won their battle against a Rastrick shop and takeaway being able to sell alcohol 24 hours a day.

Calderdale Councillors refused the application of a 24-hour licence by the Premier Convenience Store and Curry Chef takeaway in Highfield Road, on the Field Lane estate.

Over 25 letters of objection were received from concerned residents.

The police had also backed pleas to reject the licence after they confirmed they had received 25 calls to the premises in the past three months.

Many were nuisance calls but there were also reports of thefts and criminal damage.

Business owners Muhammad Ismail and Mohammed Rafique said they wanted the licence to be able to sell alcohol with meals from the takeaway and tried to allay residents’ fears of alcohol.

Read Thursday’s Brighouse Echo for more.