19th Sep, 2019

Curry house owner found guilty of serving alcohol past permitted hours

Laura Kearns 20th Jul, 2017

A CURRY house owner has been found guilty of serving alcohol past his permitted hours.

Mohammed Muneer, premises licence holder for Ali’s Curry House on 21 Bath Street, pleaded guilty to three offences at Nuneaton Magistrates Court.

He will have to pay a £400 fine and council costs of more than £1,200.

The court heard how the council’s licensing team had repeatedly witnessed Mr Muneer operating beyond his permitted licensable hours, despite having been warned and written to along with previously accepting a caution for the same offences.

Warwick District Council spokesman for community protection, Coun Andrew Thompson said: “The council takes its responsibility to govern the sale and supply of alcohol and provision of late night refreshment very seriously.

“Mr Muneer was given every opportunity to comply but chose to ignore the warnings given, leaving the council with no other option but to take the case to court.

“The licensing team will continue to work proactively, at all times of the day and night, in order to protect the local community and ensure premise licence holders are operating legally.”

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