THE beef on the bone ban has taken another knock after councillors in East Sussex suspended the forthcoming court case of landlord Alan Coomber.
Mr Coomber was due to be the second person in Britain charged with flouting the ban. It was alleged that he served environmental health officers with T-bone steaks in his hotel after they posed as customers.
But East Sussex councillors have suspended his prosecution after examining the collapse of the first beef on the bone case, in Scotland.
which Scottish hotelier Jim Sutherlands case was thrown out because sherriff James Parterson ruled that the beef on the bone ban was unenforceable.