Booze license suspended after selling alcohol to drunk customers

A shop has had its licence to sell alcohol suspended after selling booze after hours and to customers who were drunk.

The licensee of All Nite Express, 294-295 High Holburn, did not challenge the allegations when police presented them at Camden Council’s Licensing Panel on February 13, 2007.

He agreed to his licence being suspended for two months and additional conditions being imposed on the licence when it resumes (1).

These include:

  • The personal licence holder to be in the off-licence during the permitted hours for alcohol sales. These remain the same, 8am until 11pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am until 10.30pm Sunday
  • All alcohol to be displayed in lockable cabinets, which are to be kept closed and locked outside the permitted hours of alcohol sales
  • Only a personal licence holder is permitted to keep the key for the cabinets
  • No alcohol to be stored beneath the serving counter
  • CCTV to be installed and working to police recommendations.

Cllr Don Williams, Chair of the Licensing Committee, said:

“The council takes such incidents extremely seriously and this latest enforcement demonstrates that action will be taken against people who flout the rules. Action is taken to ultimately protect the safety of Camden residents.”

Notes to Editors

The licence was reviewed and suspended under the Licensing Act 2003. This will be the second licensed premises to have its licence suspended.

An additional premises licence has been reviewed under the Act and a bar was prosecuted last year for breaching its licence.

(1) The suspension of the licence will not start until:

  1. 21 days after the licence holder is notified; or
  2. if the decision is appealed against, or until the appeal is disposed of

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