PLANS have been approved to install a CCTV camera at a Winchester city centre pub.

The proposal for the Pitcher and Piano, at the corner of Colebrook Street and the Broadway, mean the new camera will be installed above the front entrance.

According to the plans, the application has been submitted at the request of the police.

The plans followed an incident last year in which a teenager was ‘glassed’.

As previously reported, Philip Myles, 27, assaulted the 18-year-old man at the pub on February 15, 2018.

Myles was found guilty of causing grievous bodily harm following a trial at Winchester Crown Court in February this year, and was jailed for six years.

The jury was told that Myles attacked the victim until they fell to the floor, when he continued to punch him in the face.

Door staff restrained Myles and he was then arrested.

Police staff investigator Michael Longmore said following the trial: “This was a vicious and unprovoked assault in a busy Winchester bar which has scarred the victim for life, not just physically but mentally too.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who came forward following our media appeal and provided vital evidence that helped us to get this violent man behind bars.”

However, speaking after the planning application was submitted a police spokesman said: “We can confirm that we made a request to Pitcher and Piano to install a CCTV camera at the front entrance of their venue in Colebrook Street, Winchester.

“This is not related to a specific incident but it is an example of a venue taking an additional measure to ensure the safety of their customers.

“The licensing team at Hampshire Constabulary regularly works with license holders to see what steps they can take to improve security.”