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  • 19 June 2012, 14:06

Police in '4am' pub gig gaffe

A police officer /Rex

Police officers stormed into a village pub which was advertising live music "from 4am" - only to find that was the name of the band.

Two police officer and two licensing officers called in at The Feathers in Laleham, Surrey, to stop the performance.

But licensee Kate Dillon told them that 4am was the name of the act and that they would be playing within normal hours.

She said: "I was angry more than anything on the day. We've never had any need to call the police or had any trouble.

"If one official turns up that's funny enough, but if four people come into the pub like they did, it's absolutely ridiculous.

"When I calmed down a bit I thought it was absolutely hilarious. They made idiots of themselves really."

The two-piece band, comprised of Joe Becket and John Adams, are named after a track by jazz musician Herbie Hancock.

A spokeswoman for Spelthorne Borough Council said: "Following a visit to the Feathers, there was no cause for concern.

"The visit was carried out following seeing an advertisement which mentioned 4am. On investigation, this was part of the name of the band.

"Licensing staff often make such visits, either pre-arranged or not and the Feathers was one of a number of premises visited that night."