Company fined for breaching licensing laws

Published June 19, 2019 at 15:32

A company has to pay more than £1500 for breaching licensing laws.

Verdeolyv Limited, which owned Anacapri, on Helmshore Road, has to pay £1554.20 after selling alcohol without having a designated premises supervisor (DPS) specified on the licence.

Council officers entered Anacapri on January 11 and were served alcohol despite there being no DPS on the licence.

The Council had written to the licence holder twice warning them about selling alcohol while there was no DPS named on the licence.

The company pleaded guilty at the hearing at Burnley Magistrates on June 13. The magistrates handed it a fine of £594, awarded £901.20 costs and applied a £59 victim surcharge for the offence.

Councillor Steve Hughes, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Customers, said:

“Licensing laws exist for a reason. I hope the action taken here sends a clear message to the small minority of licence holders who do flout licensing laws – the council will take action.”

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